Human Genome Resources

GOVERNMENT SITES:

This site, the Cancer Genome Anatomy Project, is dedicated to decoding the anatomy of cancer cells and is affiliated with the National Cancer Institute .  There is information about gene cloning and much research that has been done in the way of finding out which genes cause cancer in humans and other vertebrates.

The website has recorded the goals of the Human Genome Project, and it follows the current progress of the project.  The site also records suspected applications of the data that researchers hope to obtain from the projects results in areas such as medicine and biotechnology, and it speculates about possible ethical and legal issues that may arise if the project is successful.

This site outlines the main goals involved in the Human Genome Project.  Among these is the massive integration of data between the many labs involved in the project, creating a model genome using the data from these many sources, labeling important areas of the genome, associating known products (such as mRNA and proteins) with its corresponding DNA sequence, and predicting new genes.  One of the ultimate goals of this project is to improve our understanding of inherited human diseases.  This site also contains links to databases, literature, and general information about the Human Genome Project.

This website provides background information on the history, successes, and origins of the Human Genome Project.  The site also provides links to related sites that detail the scientific practices employed in mapping the chromosomes.

This site, National Human Genome Research Institute, is the leader in the genome project for the National Institutes of Health.  It is trying to advance human health by working with genetics and supports genome research around the world.

This site is a German National collaboration on working on the Human Genome Project.  It supports integration among research groups that are working together on the Genome Project.  They are trying to characterize the structure and function of regular human genes.

This site is part of the Joint Genome Institute and based in Orlando.  They are using directed sequencing in there research.

 

UNIVERSITY LABS OR CONSORTIUMS:

This site, from Dartmouth College, provides a lot of background information on the steps in years past that have led to the HGP and the people that contributed to the technology and knowledge required to attempt this project.

This site, UC at Santa Cruz laboratory, lists and explains the accomplishments and contributions of that particular laboratory, a member of the International Human Genome Mapping Consortium, in furthering the quest to map the human genome.

This website contains working drafts of the human genome, terminology, statistics, and links to other sites for the Human Genome Project.

This site provides a detailed outline of the research being conducted at Stanford University, including a general progress report.  Stanford is currently working on the 5th, 16th, and 19th chromosomes.  The links included on this site offer procedures, initiatives, and specific progress being made on each individual project. 

The goal of this site is to provide both biological and data resources/services in the medical research community.  There the main goals to make genome research cost effective and efficient and encouraging others to share their information and resources. 

This is an international collaboration on the genome project and is sponsored by The Hospital for Sick Children in Ontario, Canada.  They are trying to discover medical benefits of the knowledge of human genes. 

This site includes the mapping, sequencing, and structural and functional interpretation of human genome.  The site includes many pictures of mapped and sequenced chromosomes to give a pictorial idea of the project.

HUGO is trying to promote international collaboration and discussion on the genome project and similar scientific research.  They also hope to promote the free flow of information between researchers and national organizations so all can benefit from the research of each other.

 

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