Marshall Nirenberg: Additional Resources
Government-based Web Resources
- National Institutes of Health
- "The NIH is one of eight health agencies of the Public Health Services which,
in turn, is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Comprised
of 27 separate components, mainly Institutes and Centers, NIH has 75 buildings
on more than 300 acres in Bethesda, MD. From a total of about $300 in 1887,
the NIH budget has grown to more than $20.3 billion in 2001."—National Institutes
- National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)'s Laboratory of Biochemical
Genetics; Dr. Marshall Nirenberg, Chief
- A brief summary of current research underway in Dr. Nirenberg's lab at NHLBI
- National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
- "The [National Heart Lung and Blood] Institute plans,
conducts, fosters, and supports an integrated and coordinated program of basic
research, clinical investigations and trials, observational studies, and demonstration
and education projects. Research is related to the causes, prevention, diagnosis,
and treatment of heart, blood vessel, lung, and blood diseases; and sleep disorders."
- National Library of Medicine's Profiles in Science®—Dr. Marshall Nirenberg
- "This web site represents a small
portion of Dr. Nirenberg's long and productive career. It focuses almost exclusively
on the period from the late 1950s to his winning the Nobel Prize in 1968. This
site provides access to only those portions of the Marshall Nirenberg Papers
that are now publicly available. As the rest of the Marshall Nirenberg Papers
continue to be processed and digitized, more papers will be added to this web
site and made available to the public." --US National Library of Medicine
- DeWitt Stetten, Jr. Museum of Medical Research
- The DeWitt Stetten, Jr. Museum of Medical Research collects and exhibits biomedical
research instruments and technologies and other artifacts related to the history
of the National Institutes of Health
- Human Genome Project
- The Human Genome Project, supported by the National Human Genome
Research Institute, works to map the nucleotide sequence of humans and other
research organisms, determine the genes within the genome and study the overall
structure, organization and function of the human genetic code. The site provides
news regarding the Institute's research, information on research programs, sequencing
policy and technology, as well as links to other genetic and genomic resources.
- Ethical, Legal and Social Implications Research Program
- ELSI is a part of the Division of Extramural Research, within the
National Human Genome Research Institute which studies the social, legal and
ethical implications of genetic research. The site has information on ELSI research
programs, grants, conferences and publications as well as links to other ELSI
resources and programs.
- Lasker Foundation
- The Lasker Foundation supports medical research in 26 disease areas and celebrates
scientists and public servants with the Lasker Medical Research Awards. The
Living Library has information on current and past recipients of the award as
well as scientific pathfinders, profiles of individuals who have changed the
course of science through basic research and discovery.
- The Nobel Foundation
- The Nobel Foundation offers visitors a virtual tour of the Nobel Foundation,
a timeline of its world and Nobel history, and information on this and previous
year award recipients. The site also has information on the Foundation's centennial
exhibitions, symposia and events.
- Nobel e-Museum Website's presentation of: "DNA to RNA to Protein"
Books for related information
- Who Wrote the Book of Life? A History of the Genetic Code by Lily Kay; Stanford
University Press, 2000
- The Eighth Day of Creation: Makers of the Revolution in Biology
- by Horace Freeland
Judson; Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press; revised and expanded edition, 1996
- A Century of DNA : A History of the Discovery of the Structure and Function
of the Genetic Substance
- by Franklin Portugal
- Molecular Biology of the Gene, 4th Edition.
- James D.Watson; Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1997
- Toward the Habit of Truth : A Life in Science
- (Commonwealth Fund Book Program) by Mahlon Hoagland
- Annals of Human Genetics
- The Annals of Human Genetics has been
publishing research concerned with human genetics or inheritance since 1925.
Research focuses on biochemistry, molecular genetics, gene mapping or other
closely related fields of study. The site offers links to other Cambridge University
Press publications, tables of content, subscription information and a sample
copy of the journal.
- Gene publishes information regarding
genes, chromosomes, chromatin and genomes and all structural and functional
aspects. The site includes author and keyword indices, tables of content, abstracts
and full text articles.
- Genetical Research
- Published by Cambridge Press, Genetical Research's articles focus
on the genetic aspects of molecular biology, quantitative and population biology,
developmental and plant biology. The site provides authors and audience with
publishing information, tables of contents and links to other Cambridge Press
journals and books.
- Human Molecular Genetics
- Human Molecular Genetics provides research
articles on gene mapping, molecular aspects of genetics, biochemical genetics,
structure and function, including sections for articles, reports and commentary.
In addition to information on the journal, the site also has links to related
- Nature Genetics
- Nature Genetics is one of eight Nature Journals, all of which are
accessible through the site, and publishes commentaries, reviews, and articles
within the scope of genetics and related technology, with focus on mechanism
and model research. The site provides information based on visitors' access
level, ranging from basic journal information, Nature updates and tables of
contents, to abstracts, e-mail alerts, full text articles, news and reviews.
- Trends in Genetics
- Trends in Genetics, published by Elsevier Science, contains research
and review material in the fields of developmental biology and genetics. The
site has information on the journal as well as links to other Elsevier publications,
an article index, and tables of contents.