Human Genome Project and Genetics on the WWW
Human Genome Project
DOE Human Genome Program
Devoted to the DOE component of the U.S. Human Genome Project and to the DOE Microbial Genome Program. Links to many other sites.
Comprehensive site covering topics related to the U.S. and worldwide Human Genome Projects. Useful for updating scientists and providing educational material for nonscientists, in support of DOE's commitment to public education. Developed and maintained for DOE by the Human Genome Management Information System (HGMIS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Site of the NIH sector of the U.S. Human Genome Project.
Human Genome News
Quarterly newsletter reporting on the worldwide Human Genome Project. Print copy available from HGMIS.
· "Mapping and Sequencing the Human Genome: Science, Ethics, and Public Policy" (1992)
· "The Puzzle of Inheritance: Genetics and the Methods of Science"
Explains the science behind the genome research. Print copy available from HGMIS.
Booklet reviewing DOE's role, history, and achievements in the Human Genome Project and introducing the science and other aspects of the project. Print copy available from HGMIS.
HGMIS Gateways Web page
Choose "Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues."
Full-text articles about such ethical issues as human cloning; includes a primer on bioethics.
Coverage of genetic issues affecting the courts.
Teaching modules designed to stimulate discussion on implications of scientific research.
Site includes newsletter summarizing literature in bioethics and biotechnology.
Model legislation written with support of the DOE Human Genome Program.
ELSI issues for high school students.
The bioethics committee offers advice to the National Science and Technology Council and others on bioethical issues arising from research related to human biology and behavior.
Comprehensive Genetics and Public Issues page; includes congressional bills related to genetic privacy.
Bimonthly newsletter to inform consumers and professionals about advances in genetics and encourage discussion about emerging policy dilemmas.
Booklet written in simple English, describing the Human Genome Project; the science behind it; and how ethical, legal, and social issues raised by the project may affect people's everyday lives.
Many of the following sites contain links to both educational and technical
HGMIS Community Education and Outreach Gateways Web Page
Extensive genetic and biotechnology resources for teachers and nonscientists.
Comprehensive directory of biotechnology sites on the Internet.
An interactive educational resource and biotech reference tool; includes a dictionary of 6000 life science terms.
Biotechnology Information Center, USDA National Agricultural Library
Comprehensive agricultural biotechnology resource; includes a bibliography on patenting biotechnology products and processes.
List of microbial genomes being sequenced, research groups, genome sizes, and facts about selected organisms. Links to related sites.
Online booklet from the Genetics Society of America, including several profiles of geneticists. See also career sections of sites specified above, such as Access Excellence.
Teaching materials for all levels. Includes mini-lessons on selected scientific topics, two online magazines, What's New, software, catalogs, and publications.
Links to electronic publications, current research, educational and career resources, and more.
Includes an organism index linking to other pertinent databases, information on the U.S. and international Human Genome Projects, and links to research sites.
Links to Medline, U.S. Patent Citation Database, Commerce Business Daily, The Federal Register, and other resources.
Lists numerous organisms with genome sizes, scientific and common names, classifications, and references.
Educational information on human genetics, career resources.
Glossary of terms related to genetics.
Many links. Website a joint project of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America and the American Institute of Biological Sciences; includes Genomics Today, a daily update on the latest news in the field.
Designed to educate high school students and their families about genetics and the Human Genome Project. Links to other projects.
Home page of major U.S. philanthropic organization that supports research in genetics, cell biology, immunology, structural biology, and neuroscience. Excellent introductory information on these topics.
Lists completed and in-progress microbial genomes, with funding sources.
All the basics.
More than 2000 Web references, including Frank Potter's Science Gems and Martindale's Health Science Guide. For teachers at all levels.
Links to Web tutorials in biology, genetics, and more.
Links to many Internet biomedical resources, dictionaries, encyclopedias, government sites, libraries, and more, from the Johns Hopkins University Welch Library.
Illustrated explanations of the science behind the news.
Essays, courses, 3-D images of biomolecules, modeling, software.
Microbiology information and a nice collection of images of biological molecules.
Images (some moving) of different types of cells.
3-D molecular structure viewer allowing the user to visualize and rotate structure data entries from Entrez. Highly technical, for researchers.
Photos (karyotypes) of normal and abnormal chromosomes.
3-D structures of proteins and nucleic acids obtained from Brookhaven National Laboratory Protein Database and others.
HGMIS Journals Gateways Web page
Choose "Journals, Books, Periodicals."
Abstracts of articles, full text of letters and editorials.
Abstracts and some full-text articles.
Full text includes a "clickable" gene map.
Online version of weekly popular science magazine with full text of selected articles.
Blazing a Genetic Trail
Illustrated booklet from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute on hunting for disease genes.
Support groups for people with genetic diseases and their families.
A database of more than 6000 genes; describes their functions, products, and biomedical applications.
Links to OMIM.
Includes a database of human gene therapy protocols.
A comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date human gene and genetic disorder catalog that supports medical genetics and the Human Genome Project.
Principles and recommendations by a joint NIH-DOE Human Genome Project group that examined the development and provision of gene tests in the United States.
Illustrated brochure from the National Cancer Institute.
Short summaries of major stories, some with links to related articles
in other sources.
Headline stories, articles, and links to news services, newspapers, magazines, broadcast sources, journals, and organizations. Also offers weekly bulletins for updates by e-mail.
Daily news and information service and free science news e-mailer. Also contains directories of newsgroups, grant and funding resources, employment, and online journals.
Daily online news service from Science magazine offers articles on major science news.
Biosciences Index to WWW Virtual Library
Comprehensive list of search tools, libraries, world fact books, and other useful information.
Prepared August 1997