DNA is the genetic material..

Introductions to genetics:

  • The Natural History of Genes: Activites and information about genetics for K-12 students.
  • Mendelian Genetics:

  • MendelWeb: Discusses topics in classical genetics and plant science, based on the studies carried out by the German monk, Gregor Mendel in the late 1800s.
  • Molecular Genetics:

  • A Primer on Molecular Genetics: Covers the basics from DNA --> RNA --> protein to more 'advanced' areas such as molecular biology and the mapping of genes.
  • DNA Learning Center: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories. Information on molecular genetics and recombinant DNA technology.

    Human Genetics:

  • The Human Genome Project: Learn about the efforts to sequence all three billion bases of the human genome.
  • A second resource for the Human Genome project at Oak Ridge National Labs.
  • Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man: Searchable database to locate information about known inheritable characteristics in humans.

    Careers in Genetics

    Careers in the Genetics Field: Genetics Society of America.

    Recommended Books

    The Double Helix: By James Watson, co-Nobel laureat with Francis Crick for discovering the structure of DNA. This short book describes the story of how the structure of DNA was elucidated.
    Mentor Books. ISBN 0-451-62594-3 (1968).

    Reference - Genetics by Ursula Goodenough
    Genes VII: by Benjamin Lewin

    WWW Virtual Libraries

    Virtual Library for Genetics

    USENET Groups

    bionet.genome.chromosomes discusses topics related to chromosome structure and mapping.

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