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AWESOME site from the famous Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Includes everything you always wanted to know about genetics, and then some. Very interactive. Video interviews with the original scientists who discovered the techniques they are talking about. Be sure to click on the links on the left side of the page. Whole section on cancer. Tour of the Genentech Herceptin facilities. BEST explanation of FBI fingerprinting ANYWHERE (click on applications > Human Identification > profiling > today's DNA profile = 3rd button from the left - the one with the blue background and squiggly lines).
Link C header Genetics Science Learning Center at the University of Utah
Easy-to-read genetics/biotechnology information designed to "help people understand how genetics affects their lives and society". Be sure to check out their biotechniques virtual labs on gel electrophoresis, DNA extraction, and DNA microarrays. I also recommend the section on "The Basics and Beyond", the do-it-yourself genetics research, and the genetic disorders library.
Link Troff document Human Genome Project
Official site of the Human Genome Research Institute of the NIH (National Institutes of health). These are the people that led the HGP (Human Genome Project). Includes genetics fact sheets, talking glossary, genetics and the law, and ethics. Lots of educational resources on genomics, including animations.
Link European Molecular Biology Laboratory
The - older - European version of the NCBI. Home of the EBI (European Bioinformatics Institute) at Good place to start looking for European science policy. The EBI site also includes FlyBase with ImageBrowse, so you can see what mutations look like.
Link National Center for Biotechnology Information
Home of Entrez, THE American gateway to all the major databases of DNA, RNA, and protein sequences, genomes, Mendelian Genetics info (OMIM), STSs, SNPs, etc., etc., etc... Also houses bioinformatics tools such as BLAST (Basic Local Alignment Sequence Tool), so you can work with the data you retrieve. Unbelievably vast and interlinked, including to literature databases such as PubMed. Be sure to check out the "Bookshelf" of biomedical books which can be accessed FREE online. For those of you budding Biochemists, it even includes Stryer's Biochemistry text! Also take a look at "Coffee Break" with fun, short science articles, and "Genes and Diseases".
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