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Biomedical / Biotechnology       Education & Teaching        Companies & Related Resources


Biomedical / Biotechnology

  • Antibody Explorer - from Sigma-Aldrich, browse or search for antibodies with a gene or by cell signaling pathway.

  • Biocomplexity Thesaurus - database of 5 thesauri maintained by the US Geological Survey, Department of the Interior.

  • C. elegans Worm Atlas - behavioral and structural anatomy of C.elegans funded by NIH DRR Center for Anatomical Studies.

  • Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society Home Page

  • GenBank - from NCBI, a searchable, genetic sequence database with an annotated collection of all publicly available DNA sequences.

  • GENEMAP'99 - gene map with chromosome locations of over 30,000 human genes.

  • GXD (Gene Expression Database) - funded by an NIH/NICHD grant, a community resource for gene expression information from the laboratory mouse

  • HuGENet - From the CDC, the Human Genome Epidemiology Network (HuGENet) is a global collaboration of individuals and organizations committed to the assessment of the impact of human genome variation on population health & how genetic information can be used to improve health & prevent disease.

  • ICTV (International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses) - From the International Union of Microbiological Societies, the ICTV develops, refines, and maintains a universal virus taxonomy to categorize known viruses into a single classification scheme that reflects their evolutionary relationships.

  • Microarray Project (National Human Genome Research Institute) - information about microarray techniques and and the Microarray Project with links to downloadable protocols.

  • National Center for Biotechnology Information - links to all NCBI databases, including GenBank (nucleotide & protein sequences), Structures (3-dimensional viewing of protein structures), Genomes (full & partial genomes of organisms), and more.

  • National Center for Genome Resources (NCGR) - non-profit research institution dedicated to improving human health, nutrition and the environment.

  • Nucleic Acid Database - repository of three-dimensional structural information about nucleic acids supported by funds from the NSF and the DOE.

  • Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) - a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders authored and edited by Dr. Victor A. McKusick and colleagues, developed for the web by NCBI.

  • Protocol Online - database of research protocols in life science fields. Includes protocols contributed by worldwide researchers with links to web protocols hosted by worldwide research labs, biotech companies, personal web sites.

  • PubCrawler - free "alerting" service that scans daily updates to PubMed and GenBank.

  • Recombinant DNA - NIH Guidelines - from the NIH Office of Science Policy, Office of Biotechnology Activities, NIH guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules (standards guiding containment and safe research practices); Institutional Biosafety Committees; Recombinant DNA Advisory Committees, GeMCRIS (resource for adverse event reporting), Workshops and more.

  • Signaling Gateway (Nature-UCSD) - a comprehensive resource on signal transduction.

  • Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms - NHGRI - from the NHGRI, a free searchable glossary of genetic terms with an audio glossary helpful for pronunciation of terms.

  • Tree of Life - project designed to contain information about the phylogenetic relationships and characteristics of organisms, illustrate the diversity of living organisms and link biological information available on the Internet.

  • TreeBASE - relational database of phylogenetic information hosted by the Yale Peabody Museum.

  • UCSC Genome Bioinformatics Gateway - from the Genomic Bioinformatics Group of UC Santa Cruz, contains the reference sequence and working draft assemblies for a large collection of genomes and provides a portal to the ENCODE project keyword.

  • Virus Pathogen Database and Analysis Resource (ViPR)


Education & Teaching

  • Our Scientists - prominent biomedical researchers from Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) discuss qualities they believe are needed for success in the biomedical research field.

  • Bioethics Research Library at Georgetown University – is an interdisciplinary and multi-format collection on ethical issues related to health care, biomedical research, biotechnology, and the environment.

  • Bioethics: The Hastings Center – nonpartisan research institute dedicated to bioethics and the public interest.
  • Bioethics: Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) Resarch Program – from NIH-National Human Genome Research Institute, information on policy and legislation, research opportunities, grant products, education, and training.
  • BioInteractive Virtual Museum - from Howard Hughes Medical Institute, medical and scientific topics on display.

  • DNA Learning Center - from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, this site includes "DNA from the Beginning," an animated lesson on genetics geared to those without a scientific background as well as "Inside Cancer and Inside Cancer Teacher Center," "Your Genes, Your Health," and "DNA Interactive".

  • Learn.Genetics - from University of Utah's Genetic Science Learning Center, learn how genetics affect our lives; includes online activities, labs, experiments, and workshops for students, teens, and all others curious about genetics.

  • Scitable by Nature Education - free science library and personal learning tool from Nature Publishing Group, Scitable concentrates on genetics, the study of evolution, variation, and the rich complexity of living organisms.

  • Tox Town - from NLM, an animated introduction to toxic chemicals and environmental health risks which might be encountered in daily life.

  • Understanding Genetics - from Stanford's The Tech Museum of Innovation, a guide to basic genetics concepts.


Companies & General Resources



Date Last Updated: 10/30/2019