Genetics Webliography

  • Library Databases

    Health and Wellness Resource Center

    Find definitions and articles on all areas of health and medicine including nutrition, fitness, public health, prescription drugs and diseases. To use it, go to the library'’s Databases A to Z page ( Click on the letter "H" to jump down the page. Locate Health and Wellness Resource Center on the list, and click on the picture of the library card (the purple rectangle) to the right of it. Type in your Multnomah County Library card number at this point (skip this step if you are in a Multnomah County Library). In the search box, type in your search terms.

    Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center

    This database has articles on social issues, such as cloning or genetic engineering. To use it, go to the libraryÂ’s Databases A to Z page ( Click on the letter "O" to jump down the page. Locate Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center on the list, and click on the picture of the library card (the purple rectangle) to the right of it. Type in your Multnomah County Library card number at this point (skip this step if you are in a Multnomah County Library). Choose a topic from the list, or if you donÂ’t see yours listed, type your search terms in the search box.

    Web Sites about DNA, Genetics & the Human Genome Project

    Basic Genetics

    From the Genetics Science Learning Center at the University of Utah. Learn about genes, DNA, inheritance, proteins, and more.

    Cracking the Code of Life

    PBS and NOVA addresses genetic coding, DNA, cloning, nature vs. nurture, and other interesting questions around genetic engineering.

    DNA Interactive

    Learn about DNA through this interactive site by cracking the code, reading the timeline to discovery and beyond, how this discovery transformed biology and genetics, and more.

    Genetic Genealogy: How Science is Filling out Family Trees

    This site shows how DNA has been used to solve family mysteries and disputes.

    Genomic Revolution

    This site is a more in-depth look into DNA and discusses its possible implications for humans.

    Human Genome Project

    Learn about ethical, legal and social issues around gene identification and mapping. The site also has education resources and focuses on medicine and genetics.

    Linus Pauling and the Race for DNA

    This Oregon State University site provides primary documents that help explain the history of double helix discovery. Read the narrative and view the primary documents.

    Cloning and Genetic Engineering


    The site from the BBC presents information about both cloning and genetic engineering, particularly genetically modified foods.


    Time Magazine online presents current news and information about cloning including whether or not to ban it, and a look at how human cloning could affect our world, as we know it.

    The Cloning Debate

    PBS Online Newshour presents current cloning news, an ethics debate, legislation and more.

    Cloning In Focus

    "What's the real story with cloning? Find out how it's done, examine potential uses for cloning technologies and explore the related ethical, legal and social issues."

    CNN: Cloning

    CNN presents news and information about cloning. Includes an interactive explanation of how cloning works.

    GM Food

    "The appearance of genetically modified foods in the marketplace has resulted in a firestorm of public debate, scientific discussion, and media coverage. A variety of ecological and human health concerns come with the new advances made possible by genetic modification."

    Special Report: Cloning and Stem Cells

    This New Scientist magazine site presents current news and also archives past articles regarding the topic.

    Your Genes, Your Choices: Exploring the Issues Raised by Genetic Research

    This online book describes some of the legal and ethical questions raised by genetics and the Human Genome Project.

    Web Sites about Genetic Disorders

    About the Syndrome

    Facts, growth charts and more, from the Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation

    The Allied Diseases Profiled

    Information on Tay-Sachs and related conditions, from the National Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases Association

    Birth Defects and Genetic Conditions

    Information on more than 20 different conditions, from the March of Dimes

    Eye Conditions: Color Blindness

    This site from the St. Luke's Cataract & Laser Institute covers signs & symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

    Facts About Cystic Fibrosis

    Learn about what causes the disease, what the symptoms are and how to treat it.

    General Information

    The National Down Syndrome Society provides information about the cause of Down Syndrome, history, diagnosis and more.

    Genes and Disease

    "Genes and Disease is a collection of articles that discuss genes and the diseases that they cause. These genetic disorders are organized by the parts of the body that they affect. As some diseases affect various body systems, they appear in more than one chapter."

    Genetic Disorder Corner

    Learn about how mutations in our genes can cause disease and how scientists can predict certain genetic disorders by looking at a person's chromosomes.

    Hemophilia A

    Information about Hemophilia A and other bleeding disorders, from the National Hemophilia Foundation

    Huntington’s Disease Society of America

    Click on the Information link for a description of the disease, answers to frequently asked questions, and publications that you can download.

    Index of Rare Diseases

    Find information on hundreds of rare diseases (including genetic disorders) at this site. This site is pretty technical.

    LPA Online: Dwarfism Resources

    Little People of America provides definitions of the most common types of dwarfism, an online library, and answers to frequently asked questions.

    Neuromuscular Diseases in the MDA Program

    Find facts sheets about the various types of muscular dystrophy at this site.

    Created by Jackie Partch, 503.988.6004, for Mt. Tabor MS 8th grade, 4/13/04.


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