Government Programs

Government programs related to genome research policy, ethics, and minority access:

National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

Initiatives and Resources Related to Minority and Special Populations
Links to activities, opportunities, events, conferences, and reports related to increasing the participation of underrepresented minorities in genomic research and related decision making

Educational Resources
Offers genetics education for students, teachers, and the general public (highlight: the multi-media presentation entitled “Exploring Our Molecular Selves”)

Policy & Ethics
Explores critical issues and legislation surrounding genetic research; has links to article abstracts on important genetic issues

Online Bioethics Resources
Lists resources available through various organizations

Department of Energy

Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues Research
Contains information about the Human Genome Project and its goals, links to online articles (some products of ELSI research), and free downloadable images

The Department of Energy and the Human Genome Project Fact Sheet
Describes why the DOE is involved, its budget, and technological investments

Cold Spring Harbor

Cold Spring Harbor: DNA from the Beginning
Animated primer on the basics of DNA, genes, and heredity

 

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