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Genetics, Genomics, Molecular Biology, Computational Biology

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National Center for Biotechnology Information NCBI
The best place to begin; includes Entrez, PubMed, links to many helpful databases, web sites, tutorials, for example,
BLAST Course; The Statistics of Sequence Similarity Scores
GenBank Searching Options
Genes and Disease
Human Genome Resources (NCBI)
Gene Map of the Human Genome (1999)
Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) | OR use more up-to-date interface from Johns Hopkins: OMIM
Bioinformatics and Biological Computing (Weizmann Institute)
Many links and databases including GeneCards
Bioinformatics.net Portal
Classical Genetics: Foundations
Collection of fulltext papers by Mendel, Bateson, Morgan and others. Papers are in Adobe Acrobat format.
Computational Molecular Biology at NIH and beyond
Features include Molecular Biology Reference Desk, many links to databases
Dolan DNA Learning Center
from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories; site includes DNA from the Beginning(a tutorial), Genes in the News, and a future Digital Archive on the American Eugenics Movement.
E Coli Genome Project - Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison
Ensemble - Human Genome Browser
from European Bioinformatics Institute and Sanger Institute.
euGenes: Genomic Information for Eukaryotic Organisms
Summary from several databases maintained at Univ. of Indiana, Bloomington.
European Initiative for Biotechnology Education
Teaching materials (pdf format) for 16-19 year olds on DNA Profiling, Transgenic Plants and Animals, Human Genome Project, etc.
Flybase; a Drosophila genomic database
web-based platform for data intensive biomedical research; WU instance in sponsored by WUSTL's Center for High Performance Computing (CHPC)and Becker Medical Library.
Genome programs of the U.S. Dept. of Energy Office of Science; includes Genomics and Its Impact on Science and Society: A 2003 Primer.
Guide to Selected Bioinformatics Internet Resources
by Christy Hightower; from Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, Winter 2002.
HUM-MOLGEN news; international communication forum in human genetics
Interactive Fly
"A cyberspace guide to Drosophila genes and their roles in development"
International Society for Computational Biology
JCVI: J. Craig Venter Institute - merger of The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) and The Center for the Advancement of Genomics (TCAG), The J. Craig Venter Science Foundation, The Joint Technology Center, and the Institute for Biological Energy Alternatives (IBEA)
KEGG: Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes or WUSTL KEGG site (Provided by the Center for Genome Sciences & Systems Biology at Washington University)
an attempt to bridge the gap between the genes and their functional implications. This site contains a searchable database of computerized information pathways that consist of interacting genes or molecules. KEGG provides links for regulatory and metabolic pathways, molecular catalogs, and gene catalogs produced by the various genome projects.
Mendel Web
A WWW teaching and learning site built around "Experiments in Plant Hybridization / Versuche uber Pflanzen-Hybriden", by Gregor Mendel. 1865. Also includes essays related to Mendel from several other sources.
Mouse Genome (Nature)
Mouse Genome Informatics (Jackson Laboratory)
Nucleic Acids Research, 2008 Database Issue
Annual compilation of information about factual biological databases.
Omics Gateway
Freely accessible site from Nature and Nature Genetics including genome-related full-text papers, techniques, news and other links.
Scitable, freely accessible site from Nature designed for learning about genetics, the study of evolution, variation, and the rich complexity of living organisms.
"Universal" Genetic Code
from Harvard Univ. Dept. of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Virtual Library: Genetics
Biological Reagents, Vendors, Protocols
see also several materials in the Library, such as, Current Protocols in Molecular Biology, Methods in Enzymology and Linscott's Directory of Immunological & Biological Reagents