Genetics & Genomics Resources
- Scientists, enabled by the Human Genome Project, are churning out an unprecedented volume of data on human chromosomes and the tens of thousands of genes residing on them, many associated with genetic disorders. These data, and many Web sites on human genetic disorders, are freely accessible on the Internet. Gene Gateway is a collection of guides and tutorials designed to help students and other novice users get started with some of the resources that make these data available to the public. Here you can find detailed introductions to six different types of genomics-related research tools:
- Gene and Protein Database Guide,
- Bioinformatics Tools,
- Genetic Disorder Guide,
- Sample Profiles of Genes and Genetic Disorders,
- Chromosome Viewer,
- Evaluating Medical Information on the Web.
- This webpage has a table comparing genome sizes for different organisms:
Kimball, J.W., 2006. "Genome Sizes," Kimball's Biology Pages [accessed March 23, 2006] http://users.rcn.com/jkimball.ma.ultranet/BiologyPages/G/GenomeSizes.html.
Terms, Concepts and Questions to Start Background Research
The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) created the Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms to help people without scientific backgrounds understand the terms and concepts used in genetic research. http://www.genome.gov/glossary.cfm