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[Amgen] An informative and detailed description of what the science of Biotechnology is and does. This was originally a brochure from Amgen. It is written in an understandable fashion (middle/high school level).
Agriculture & Biotechnology
[Union of Concerned Scientists] This site provides extensive information on the use of biotechnology and genetic engineering in agriculture. Included is an overview of biotechnology, genetic engineering, and genetic engineering techniques. The site also discusses the advantages and benefits of genetic engineering, and those agricultural products brought about through genetic engineering techniques.
Biosciences and Biotechnology at LLNL
[Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)] “Working with academia, industry, and government, we leverage the laboratory’s capabilities in the physical and engineering sciences to conduct biosciences and biotechnology research of national importance.” This site contains information about LLNL’s bioscience research which includes three main areas: genomics, disease susceptibility and prevention, and healthcare and medical device technology.
[Celera] Celera Corporations scientific home page that provides Celera and related biotechnology news and password access to the Celera Discovery System of genomic databases and analysis tools.
Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine
[University of Rutgers, and University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey] This is a center with research focused on structural biology, cell and developmental biology, and molecular genetics. The site contains information about the center and its research programs, faculties and sponsors.
dbEST: Expressed Sequence Tags database
[The National Center for Biotechnology Information] dbEST is a division of GenBank that contains sequence data and other information on “single-pass” cDNA sequences, or Expressed Sequence Tags, from a number of organisms.
Dendrome – A Forest Tree Genome Database
[USDA Forest Service & ARS] “Dendrome is a collection of forest tree genome databases and other forest genetic information resources for the international forest genetics community.”
DOE Biological and Environmental Research Program
[U.S. Department of Energy] “The Life Sciences Division manages a diverse portfolio of research to develop fundamental biological information and to advance technology in support of DOE’s missions in biology, medicine, and the environment.” Research information on this site includes the areas of the human genome, ELSI research, structural biology, model organisms, microbial genomes, and low dose radiation research.
Dog Genome Project
[Univ. of California, Berkeley] The Dog Genome Project provides extensive information about the collaboration efforts in process to produce a map of the dog genome, and the information that has thus far been obtained. ?
Gene Expression in Tooth
[The Tooth Development Group of the Developmental Biology Programme, University of Helsinki, Finland] Information about expression of different genes in the developing tooth with a graphical form of data presentation.
[Home Journal Library Index] Presents data describing the mouse phenotypes rendered by the knockout of genes coding for the various molecules contained within the database.
[Weizmann Institute of Science ] GeneCards is a database of human genes, their products and their involvement in diseases. It offers concise information about the functions of all human genes that have an approved symbol, as well as selected others.
Genetic Science Learning Center
[University of Utah] This site provides information, activities, experiments and low cost equipment ideas in genetic science. Some of the sections presented are: teaching activities, science projects, experiments to do at home, news, and workshops.
HGMD: Human Gene Mutation Database
[Institute of Medical Genetics in Cardiff] Represents an attempt to collate known (published) gene lesions responsible for human inherited disease comprised of various types of mutation within the coding regions of human nuclear genes.
Human Genome Research
[U.S. Department of Energy] The DOE web site for the Human Genome Project. It contains information on the HGP, funded projects, publications, molecular genetics primers, and links to other resources.
The Institute for Genome Research
[TIGR] The Institute for Genomic Research is a non-profit research institute with interests in structural, functional, and comparative analyses of genomes and gene products in viruses, eubacteria, pathogenic bacteria, archaea, and both plant and animal eukaryotes, including humans.
International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
[IUPAC] A database of the standards and recommendations for naming and measuring in chemistry. This site contains the joint recommendations of IUPAC and IUBMB (International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) for naming biological molecules such as amino acids, peptides, carbohydrates, etc.