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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 of Health

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." --NHLBI

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.

Private Organizations

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 genetics sites.

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.