Selected Genetics Web Sites

Down's Syndrome WWW Page

The Down's Syndrome WWW Page is an excellent resource to learn about Down's Syndrome. This web site contains information about this genetic disorder, treatments available, information on support groups, and many recently published articles dealing with a variety topics relating to Down's Syndrome. A great resource for a student doing a genetic disorder
report on Down's Syndrome.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Human Genome Center

This web site contains an overview of the work being done at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Human Genome Center. Maps of chromosome 19, FISH images, DNA sequencing, instrumentation for the Human Genome Project and other genetic biotechnology information can be found here.

OMIM Home Page - Online Medelian Inheritance In Man

This web site contains a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Included are textual information, pictures, and reference information. This site contains links to NCBI's Entrez database of MEDLINE articles. Excellent search engine.

The Internet Pathology Laboratory

This web site is an excellent lesson on genetic disorders. Case studies of inherited metabolic disorders, chromosomal abnormalities, infections, and neoplasia that may occur in the pediatric age group. Great graphics!

Representation of Positionally-Cloned Human Disease Genes

This web site contains descriptions and genetic maps of all human genetic disorders and diseases that have been researched in the last year. Excellent site for learning about genetic disorders and chromosomal abmormalities.

Rutgers Student Scientists

The Rutgers Student Scientists home page based at the Waksman Institute at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is designed for high-school and college students interested in doing active scientific research at their own school or college, as well as teachers who want to expand their educational resources. The highlights of this wonderful web page include a fantastic on-line genetics tutorial and an on-line molecular biology quiz.

The Human Genome Project

The Human Genome Project is an international research program designed to "construct detailed genetic and physical maps of the human genome, to determine the complete nucleotide sequence of human DNA, to localize the estimated 50,000-100,000 genes within the human genome, and to perform similar analyses on the genomes of several other organisms used extensively in research laboratories as model systems." An excellent resource for teachers to show actual current biotechnology research.

Rare Genetic Diseases in Children

This is a homepage that contains links to a wealth of information about rare genetic diseases that are usually mentioned in general biology texts. There are links to pages which describe symptoms, treatment, and support groups. Students can also chat with affected families and health professionals. An excellent source for up-to-date information on rare genetic disorders.

Genetics Education Network

The Gene homepage says the network is "dedicated to rescuing teachers and other students from terminal boredom by helping them do real science with modern research organisms." There are links to experiments and an excellent photo gallery. Students can also chat with scientists and teachers.

DNA From the Beginning

A multimedia primer on the basics of genetics and heredity.

The Biology Project: Human Biology

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