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Genetics, Genomics, and Genethics

Web Resource Topics

 
General Information

DNA from the beginning, an animated primer on the basics of DNA, genes, and heredity
http://vector.cshl.org/dnaftb/

U.S. Department of Energy primer on molecular genetics
http://www.ornl.gov/hgmis/publicat/primer/intro.html

Biology Teaching Organization's Genetics glossary
http://helios.bto.ed.ac.uk/bto/glossary/

American Society of Human Genetics 
http://www.faseb.org/genetics/ashg/ashgmenu.htm

Science Magazine special Human Genome Issue
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/vol291/issue5507/

Nature Magazine special Human Genome Issue
http://www.nature.com/genomics/

The Center for the Study of Technology and Society Biotechnology Site
http://www.tecsoc.org/biotech/biotech.htm

Gene Letter-- an online magazine of genetics, society, and culture 
http://www.geneletter.com/

The Council for Responsible Genetics
http://www.gene-watch.org/

The Indigenous Peoples Council on Biocolonialism

http://www.ipcb.org/

GeneWatch-- an independent organization in the United Kingdom concerned with genetic engineering 

http://www.genewatch.org/

Genetic Alliance-- an international coalition representing consumer and health professional organizations

http://www.geneticalliance.org/index.html

Institute of Science and Society-- a non-profit organization working for social responsibility and sustainable approaches in science
http://www.i-sis.org/index.shtml

Union of Concerned Scientists-- an organization of scientists working to build a cleaner, healthier environment and a safer world

http://www.ucsusa.org/index.html

Genetic Science Learning Center at the University of Utah

http://gslc.genetics.utah.edu/

Genetics Education Center at the University of Kansas Medical Center

http://www.kumc.edu/gec/

National Public Radio DNA files 
http://www.dnafiles.org/home.html

NOVA Cracking the Code of Life
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/genome/

National Human Genome Research Institute 
http://www.nhgri.nih.gov/index.html

Human Genome News-- by the U.S. Department of Energy Human Genome Program
http://www.ornl.gov/hgmis/publicat/hgn/past_hgn.html

National Center for Biotechnology Information
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/

The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR)
http://www.tigr.org

The Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes
http://www.genome.ad.jp/kegg/

National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics
http://nchpeg.org/zones/classroom/index.html

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Patenting life

Organizations Concerned with Genetic Patents

http://www.lbl.gov/Education/ELSI/genes-organizations.html

Article from the AAMC Reporter:  "Does the gene patenting stampede threaten science?"
http://www.aamc.org/newsroom/reporter/feb2000/gene.htm

American Medical Association article on gene patenting 
http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/2314.html

University of Pennsylvania overview on who owns life

http://www.med.upenn.edu/bioethic/whoownslife/keyissues.html

Community Economics article, "Creating, patenting, and marketing New forms of life" http://www.solbaram.org/articles/clm505.html

United States Patent and Trademark Office
http://www.uspto.gov/

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Eugenics

Eugenics Watch

http://www.eugenics-watch.com/

Beloit College Biology Department's History of Eugenics  
http://www.beloit.edu/~biology/genethics/eugenics.html

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Disease and pharmacogenetics

University of Washington's Gene Clinics Site
http://www.geneclinics.org/ 

Genetic Interest Group, an alliance of organizations in the U.K. that supports people affected by genetic disorders
http://www.gig.org.uk/

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America 
http://genomics.phrma.org/

CDC Office of Genetics and Disease Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/genetics/

Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Blazing the Genetic Trail
http://www.hhmi.org/genetictrail/

American Association for Clinical Chemistry's Questions and Expert Answers about Pharmacogenomics
http://www.aacc.org/access/pharmacogenomics/qanda.stm

Cytogenetics Gallery, a collection of pictures of chromosomes and chromosome abnormalities http://www.pathology.washington.edu/Cytogallery/ 

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Cloning

The Human Cloning Foundation

http://www.humancloning.org/  

Washington Post Cloning Report 

http://washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/nation/specials/science/cloning/index.html 

The Roslin Institute cloning site
http://www.ri.bbsrc.ac.uk/library/research/cloning/

House Subcommittee Hearings on Human Cloning: http://www.house.gov/commerce/hearings/03282001-141/03282001.htm

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Genetic privacy

Health Privacy Project

http://www.healthprivacy.org/

Pilot Study of Genetic Privacy
http://www.geneticalliance.org/aboutus/discrimination1.html

Article from GeneLetter: Video rental records more protected than medical records 
http://www.geneletter.com/03-01-01/features/privacy.html

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Genetic Discrimination

Genetic Alliance Genetic Discrimination Survey
http://www.geneticalliance.org/Programs/discsurvey.html

Genetic Information and Health Insurance Legislation
http://www.nhgri.nih.gov/Policy_and_public_affairs/Legislation/insure.htm

Genentech's site on genetic testing
http://www.accessexcellence.org/AB/IE/Genetic_Testing.html

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Genetically Engineered Food

Center for Food Safety
http://www.foodsafetynow.org/send.asp?cam_id=68

CropChoice
http://www.cropchoice.com

StarLink Corn News Archive 
http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/biopesticides/otherdocs/starlink_news.htm

University of Wisconsin's Field of Genes site
http://news3.news.wisc.edu/062ag_gene_eng/2.html 

AgBioForum Article: Ten reasons why biotechnology will not ensure food security, protect the environment and reduce poverty in the developing world 
http://www.agbioforum.org/vol2no34/altieri.htm

Article from the Washington Post: U.S. Will Buy Back Corn Seed : Firms to Be Compensated for Batches Mixed With Biotech Variety
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A37085-2001Mar7.html

Article from Disaster Relief:  Let them eat Golden Rice
http://www.disasterrelief.org/Disasters/000808gmofoods/

Article from Monsanto: Monsanto adds support for Golden Rice
http://www.monsantoindia.com/news/archives/august2000/040800monsanto.html

GeneWatch Farmer Information Series
http://www.genewatch.org/Publications/farmers.htm

Norfolk Genetic Information Network
http://members.tripod.com/~ngin/feedtheworld.htm

Article from BBC: GM could impoverish poor farmers 
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_348000/348947.stm

Article by Vandana Shiva: The Golden Rice Hoax 
http://members.tripod.com/~ngin/11.htm

FAO/ World Health Organization Report on safety aspects of genetically modified food
http://www.who.int/fsf/gmfood/fao-who_consultation_report_2000.pdf

Agbioworld
http://www.agbioworld.org

Site on genetically engineered foods, created by Canada's Natural Law Party http://natural-law.ca/genetic/geindex.html

Northern Light site on genetically engineered food 
http://special.northernlight.com/gmfoods/
 

Soy Info site on health hazards of genetically manipulated food
http://www.soyinfo.com/haz/gehaz.shtml

Genetic I.D.
http://www.genetic-id.com/

Partial list of GE Companies and Products
http://www.holisticmed.com/ge/foodlist.html

Purdue University quiz on genetically modified crops: http://www.purdue.edu/UNS/html4ever/0007.Goldsbrough.cropquiz.html

U.S. Consumer Attitudes Toward Food Biotechnology
http://ificinfo.health.org/foodbiotech/survey.htm

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Environmental Effects

Blue/Green: Critical Environmental News and Opinions
http://bluegreen.weblogs.com/

Gene Watch Article: Biological weapons and genetic technology 
http://www.genewatch.org/Publications/BioWepns.htm

Office of Biological and Environmental Research U.S. Department of Energy 
http://www.ornl.gov/hgmis

Belgian Biosafety Article: Types of antibiotics and related resistance genes
http://biosafety.ihe.be/AR/ARmenu.html

FDA Article: The rise of antibiotic resistant infections
http://www.fda.gov/fdac/features/795_antibio.html

Scientific American article: The challenge of antibiotic resistance http://www.sciam.com/1998/0398issue/0398levy.html

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Microarrays

Snapshots article on DNA Chips
http://science-education.nih.gov/newsnapshots/TOC_Chips/Chips_RITN/chips_ritn.html

Anatomy of a Comparative Gene Expression Study
http://www.cs.washington.edu/homes/jbuhler/research/array/

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Selected Corporations with an interest in genetic technology   

Archer Daniels Midland
http://www.admworld.com/index2.shtml

Monsanto 
http://www.monsanto.com/monsanto/default.htm

Novartis 
http://www.novartis.com/

Pfizer 
http://www.pfizer.com/main.html

Zeneca
  http://www.zenecaagproducts.com/

Dow AgroSciences 
http://www.dowagro.com/

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First Thoughts


Getting Started


Forming Working
Groups


Working Group
Projects


Rubric


Web Resources

 


Created for the Fermilab LInC program sponsored by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Education Office and Friends of Fermilab , and funded by United States Department of Energy, Illinois State Board of Education, North Central Regional Technology in Education Consortium which is operated by North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL), and the National Science Foundation.

Author(s): Deborah Engel-DiMauro (engel@woodrow.org)
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Created: February 15, 2001 - Updated: April 18, 2001
URL: http://www-ed.fnal.gov/lincon/w01/projects/genethics/resources.html