Biotechnology Informational Sites
Anatomy & Physiology
Life Sciences (Other)
| Opens resource in a 2nd browser window.
[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.
[AbBiotechNet] Animal cloning news items from AgBiotechNet that describe the technical progress in cloning and the growth of moral and commerical issues.
[Washingtion University Genome Sequencing Center] (WU GSC) Databases on the genomes of Salmonella typhimurium, Salmonella paratyphi A, and Klebsiella pneumoniae.
Beginners Guide to Molecular Biology
This site explains in simple words what are chromosomes, DNA, RNA, and a lot more.
[MIT] An online textbook for use in learning and teaching biology and basic molecular biology.
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.
[Univ. of Texas] Biotechnology-related science and educational resource links.
[Osaka University] A human and mouse gene expression data bank, collecting quantitative and qualitative information on gene expression.
[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.
Top of Page
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."
[Columbia U.] A collection of essays on current issues relevant to DNA and Biotechnology.
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.
[Human Genome Project] The ESP site is an electronic publisher of scientific and other scholarly materials related to genetics and the Human Genome Project.
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.
A Gene Map of the Human Genome
[National Institutes of Health] An online map of the human genome with links that explain many of the genes that have been identified.
Top of Page
[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.
[HGMIS, U.S. DOE] Just what it sounds like.
Genomes and Organisms
[Infobiogen] Numerous databases of viral, Archaea, bacterial, fungi, plant, and animal genomes.
A site designated to provide information to researchers, students and others about genomic imprinting.
Glossary of Genetic Terms
[NIH] A glossary of genetic terms. The glossary includes images explaining each term and an optional audio explanation.
Glossary of Genome Terms
[Oak Ridge National Laboratory] The first section of an alphabetical list of Biotechnology terms.
[Univ. of Washington] A list of links to resources in various Science disciplines ranging from Biochemistry to Molecular Biotechnology.
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 Project Information
[ORNL] A site for information on the Human Genome Project (HGP) and on basic genetics and molecular biology.
Top of Page
Human Genome Project Information
[U.S. DOE] Explore this site for information about the U.S. and worldwide Human Genome Project.
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.
Internet Resources-Genetics and Molecular Biology
[Rochefeller University] Alphabetized links to genetics and molecular biology resources.
Marrying Structure and Genomics
[EMBL] A discussion of possible directions in a new area of research uniting protein structure determination and genomics.
[Columbia Univ.] A page discussing the current research on mitochondrial diseases.
Molecular Biology Information and Tutorials
[The Weizmann Institute of Science] List of links to information and tutorials on molecular biology and molecular databases on the Internet.
Molecular Biology Jump Station
[Molecular Biology Today] A collection of resource links for molecular biology and chemistry.
[Rutgers University] A six step genetics tutorial, covering topics including genes, alleles, mutations and recombination.
Top of Page
Mouse Genome Informatics
[The Jackson Laboratory] An index of research documenting data on endogeneous gene expression during mouse development that have been published from May 1993 to present.
National Human Genome Research Institute
[NIH] The NHGRI is the NIH's center that heads all federally funded human genome research centers.
Oligonucleotide Probe Database
[University of Illinois] (OPD) A hyperlinked database of oligonucleotide sequences and associated experimental information which may be useful to scientists interested in using oligonucleotide probes in their research.
[Béroud and Soussi] The p53 gene and its many mutations are found on this database. It includes tools for analysis of p53 mutations and carcinogenesis.
Pedro's BioMolecular Research Tools
[Iowa State University] (Pedro Coutino) "A collection of WWW links to information and services useful to molecular biologists." Links are annotated and rated. The site has not been modified since 3/15/96.
Primer on Molecular Genetics
[U.S. DOE Human Genome Project] A mini-textbook that provides a basic introduction to molecular biology, DNA science and genetic engineering to the beginner or non-scientist.
Primer on Molecular Genetics
[ORNL] An introduction to molecular genetics and the Human Genome Project.
Principles of Biotechnology
[Iowa State Univ.] A webpage that defines and gives examples of the use of biotechnology. It also describes the processes found in biotechnology.
Principles of Genetics
[Univ. of Maryland] An online course covering the basic concepts of genetics.
Rice Genome FAQS
[Myriad] A listing of frequently asked questions regarding the rice genome.
Top of Page
Sinai's Mammary Transgene Database
[Baylor College of Medicine] Summarizes the results of experiments in which transgenes are expressed in the mammary gland of experimental and agricultural animals. The database is searched according to four criteria: expressed sequences in the transgene, regulatory sequences in the transgene, species in which the transgene is expressed and the level at which the transgene was found to be expressed. In addition, the user can choose to consider expression in RNA, protein, activity or the portion of that activity which is secreted into milk.
Sinorhizobium meliloti strain 1021 Genome Project
The sequencing of the tripartite structure of the genome of S. meliloti.
To Know Ourselves
[U.S. DOE Human Genome Project] A discussion of genetic engineering, the human genome project and their effects on humans and society.
[GBF] A database program that compiles data about gene regulatory DNA sequences; from this data programs have been developed to identify putative promoter or enhancer structures.
Transgenics in Cancer Research
[Pestell Laboratory] A listing of resources related to transgenics in cancer research.
TransTerm: Translational Signal Database
[University of Otago] TransTerm is a database of sequence contexts about the stop and start codons of many species found in GenBank. TransTerm also contains codon usage data for these same species and summary statistics for the sequences analysed.
Understanding Gene Testing
[NCI and NIH] This is an online booklet used to provide basic information about gene testing and important genetic concepts.
WRAIR/NMRC Biosafety HomePage
[US Army] (Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) and Navy Medical Research Center (NMRC)) The mission for this research center is to observe the safety of recombinant nucleic acid research and biological agents and toxins.