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This website serves as an integrated genomic information infrastructure for biomedical researchers. Available are links to Gene Databases, Epigenomics Roadmaps, DNA Sequence downloads, map viewers, and the Gene Expression Omnibus. Use the Digital NCBI Handbook, 2nd edition to search for information on the uses of Bioinformatics. Provided by the National Center for Biotechnology Information at the NIH.




"A portal for rare diseases and orphan drugs."



Basic Principles of Genetics: Use the related internet sites to find genetic research, including the history of genetics and geneticists.


Bioethics Resources: A collection of bioethics resources provided by the National Institutes of Health. Information accessible through this portal includes: human subjects and animal research, institutional review boards, clinical ethics, international research ethics issues, and genetics.


Biological Anthropology Forum: A comprehensive site providing information on the biological and cultural aspects of human variation and adaptation within the following subject areas: anthropology, health, genetics, language, diversity, population genetics, archaeology, geography, etiology, epidemiology, DNA, and the Human Genome Diversity Project.


BioMed Central: BioMed Central is an open access publisher of online journals. "This database covers over 100 Open Access Journals covering all areas of Biology and Medicine."


CiteSeer: A research index to digitized scientific documents and other literature sponsored by The National Science Foundation and Nasa. Search capability provided by Google and hosted by Penn State's College of Information Sciences and Technology.


Directory of Open Access Journals: "This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. There are over 700 journals in the directory. " Search by title or subject.


Genetics and Medicine: The National Center for Biotechnology Information has created a database of Genotype and Phenotypes; a searchable collection of biomedical books; and ClinVar, a resource that provides a public, tracked record of reported relationships between human variation and observed health status, with supporting evidence.


Genetics Home Resources: Links to relevant genetics resources on the web, and information about the effects of genetic variations on human health. A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, part of the National Institutes of Health.


Genetics Resources: Genetic resources provided by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling, whose mission is to protect the interest of students and the public by setting standards for genetic counseling education and accrediting graduate programs. 


Howard Hughes Medical Institute: Recent biomedical research on mutant genes and hereditary diseases including the latest information on the Human Genome Project.


Ibiblio: "Home to one of the largest "collections of collections" on the Internet, is a conservancy of freely available information, including software, music, literature, art, history, science, politics, and cultural studies. is a collaboration of the Center for the Public Domain and The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill."


Linus Pauling and the Race for DNA: "Utilizing over 800 scanned documents, photographs, audio clips and video excerpts, this website narrates the breathless details of the pursuit of the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA. Scattered throughout the project are images of a number of very important and extremely rare items, including a wealth of primary sources, i.e. manuscripts, photographs, published papers, audio-visual snippets and more."


Medhunt: A portal for searching medical and genetic information by some of the world's foremost experts on telemedicine in Geneva, Switzerland. Use this site, "Health on the Net Foundation" to do keyword searches in medical genetics.


Mendelian Inheritance in Man from the National Center for Biotechnology Information Genetic Disorders: "This database is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders authored and edited by Dr. Victor A. McKusick and his colleagues at Johns Hopkins."


Orphanet: "A service of the National Library of Medicine, provides access to over 11 million citations from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources. "


PubMed: "A service of the National Library of Medicine, provides access to over 11 million citations from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources. "


PubMed Central: "PubMed Central (PMC) is the U.S. National Library of Medicine's digital archive of life sciences journal literature. Access to PMC is free and unrestricted." Many articles are available online in full text but if not, then an abstract is given. Search journals by subject or title.

American Board of Genetic Counseling: "The ABGC is the credentialing organization for the genetic counseling profession in the United States and Canada,  protecting the public and promoting the ongoing growth and development of the genetic counseling profession."


Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: A private, not-for-profit research and education institution at the forefront of molecular biology and genetics, development and technology.


Combined DNA Index System: "The CODIS Unit of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is responsible for developing, providing, and supporting federal, state, and local crime laboratories in the United States and selected international law enforcement crime laboratories to foster the exchange and comparison of forensic DNA evidence from violent crime investigations."


DNA from the Beginning: This visual site in organized around key concepts in genetics, with particular emphasis on molecules. The science behind each concept is explained by animation, image gallery, video interviews, problems, biographies, and links.


DNA Interactive: A visually stunning timeline about the history, manipulation, coding, and applications surrounding the discovery of DNA, provided by the Cold Springs Harbor Library.


DNA Learning Center: Animations, videos, laboratory experiments and links to DNA Learning Resources from the DNA Learning Center, the world's first science center devoted entirely to genetics education for students, with class field trips, day camps, and training workshops.


DoeGenomes: "Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and the US Department of Energy. This is a fantastic compilation of detailed information that is organized under six major sections, enabling users to quickly find the type of material wanted."


EcoCyc: "EcoCyc is a scientific database for the bacterium Escherichia coli. The EcoCyc project performs literature-based curation of the entire E. coli genome, and of E. coli transcriptional regulation, transporters, and metabolic pathways."


Genes and Disease:  This e-book, "Genes and Disease, is a collection of articles that discuss genes and the diseases that they cause. These genetic disorders are organized by the parts of the body that they affect. As some diseases affect various body systems, they appear in more than one chapter."


Genetic Alliance: Full-text publications provided by the Genetic Alliance, a "nonprofit health advocacy organization committed to transforming health through genetics and promoting an environment of openness centered on the health of individuals, families, and communities."


Genetic Engineering News:  A journal covering the latest biotechnology research in cell biology and genetic engineering, including the top 100 sites in these subject areas.


Genetics Education Center: An excellent list of links for educators interested in human genetics and the human genome project. Suggested genetic education resources are provided by the University of Kansas Medical Center. Be sure to use the Genetic Conditions link for a list of links by name.


Human Connectome Project: "The HCP is mapping the human connectome as accurately as possible in a large number of normal adults and is making this data freely available to the scientific community using a powerful, user-friendly informatics platform." 


National Human Genome Research Institute: "This institute supports genetic and genomic research, investigation into the ethical, legal and social implications surrounding genetics research, and educational outreach activities." The Human Genome Project is available as a link with all the latest research on the DNA sequence of the entire human genome.


Scitable: This site from Nature Publishing Group is a free online teaching/learning portal combining high quality educational articles, scientific insights, teaching practices, and study resources, all in the field of Genetics.


Stem Cells: The National Institutes of Health offers a list of links to stem cell-related resources and an information center with answers to basic questions regarding stem cell research.


Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics: "The scientific objective of the Centre is to explore all aspects of the genetic susceptibility of disease including the localisation of genes involved in common diseases, characterisation of the variants responsible for susceptibility, the understanding of how these DNA variants may contribute to risk of disease in the population and finally, how such genetic factors contribute biologically to a disease process."