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National Human Genome Research Institute
"The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) supports the development of resources and technology that will accelerate genome research and its application to human health. A critical part of the NHGRI mission continues to be the study of the ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI) of genome research. NHGRI also supports the training of investigators and the dissemination of genome information to the public and to health professionals." note: See "Issues in Genetics" tab at top of screen.
Human Genome Project Information Archive
"Completed in 2003, the Human Genome Project (HGP) was a 13-year project coordinated by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Institutes of Health. During the early years of the HGP, the Wellcome Trust (U.K.) became a major partner; additional contributions came from Japan, France, Germany, China, and others. Project goals were to
identify all the approximately 20,500 genes in human DNA,
determine the sequences of the 3 billion chemical base pairs that make up human DNA,
store this information in databases,
improve tools for data analysis,
transfer related technologies to the private sector, and
address the ethical, legal, and social issues (ELSI) that may arise from the project.
Though the HGP is finished, analyses of the data will continue for many years."
Introduction: Religious and Spiritual Issues in Medical Genetics
Abstract of article -- This article provides an overview of a special issue on the religious and spiritual concerns that arise in the provision of genetic services. It introduces some of the challenges in defining religion and spirituality and provides contexts; and summaries for the empirical and normative research that appears in the issue. note: The entire issue is on this topic and links are provided to other articles.
NIH: National Institutes of Health
"...the nation's medical research agency -- making important discoveries that improve health and save lives."
NSF: National Science Foundation
"The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; and to secure the national defense..."
Protein Data Bank (PDB)
The Protein Data Bank (PDB) archive is the single worldwide repository of information about the 3D structures of large biological molecules, including proteins and nucleic acids.