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  Human Genome Project Science
The human genome's gene-dense "urban centers" are predominantly composed of the DNA building blocks G and C. In contrast, the gene-poor "deserts" are rich in the DNA building blocks A and T. GC- and AT-rich regions usually can be seen through a microscope as light and dark bands on chromosomes.
Humans have on average three times as many kinds of proteins as the fly or worm because of mRNA transcript "alternative splicing" and chemical modifications to the proteins.
Humans share most of the same protein families with worms, flies, and plants, but the number of gene family members has expanded in humans, especially in proteins involved in development and immunity.
www.ornl.gov /sci/techresources/Human_Genome/project/info.shtml   (1855 words)

 Human Genetics
Topics include an overview of human genetics in Mendelian genetics, cytogenetics, population genetics, molecular cytogenetics, oncocytogenetics, and clinical applications of principles, and the importance and implications of genetic disease at the levels of the population and individual families.
Covers basic genetic principles, with emphasis on biochemical and molecular approaches to the study of human health and metabolic disease; primary genetic defects underlying a diversity of disorders; molecular and biochemical genetics; immunogenetics; cancer genetics; neurogenetics and developmental genetics; and clinical applications of metabolic and molecular studies.
Topics include the application of genetic counseling to specific disorders; the psychosocial aspects of genetic disease; current topics in genetic counseling, such as cancer genetics and the genetics of psychiatric disorders; and ethical issues and the National Society of Genetic Counselors Code of Ethics.
graduate.umaryland.edu /degree_programs/programs/prog_human.html   (1240 words)

 Eccles Institute of Human Genetics
Dedicated in 1990, the George and Dolores Eccles Institute of Human Genetics is the focal point for genetic research at the University of Utah.
Department of Human Genetics -- graduate education and faculty in modern molecular genetics
Human Molecular Biology and Genetics Program -- an interdepartmental effort to strengthen the interface between clinical application and basic genetic research.
www.genetics.utah.edu   (201 words)

 Human Molecular Genetics -- Instructions to Authors
Areas of interest include the molecular basis of human genetic disease, developmental genetics, neurogenetics, chromosome structure and function, molecular aspects of cancer genetics, gene therapy, biochemical genetics and advances in gene mapping and understanding of genome organization.
Human gene names and loci should be written in uppercase italics and Arabic numerals.
It is understood that by publishing a paper in Human Molecular Genetics, the authors agree to make available to colleagues in academic (non-profit) research any of the cells, nucleic acids, antibodies, etc. that are not available from commercial suppliers and are required to substantiate the scientific conclusions of the paper.
hmg.oxfordjournals.org /misc/ifora.dtl   (3000 words)

 The Rockefeller University - Starr Center for Human Genetics
The Starr Center for Human Genetics applies emerging technologies in human genetics to search for genes that are causal in the genesis of human disease.
Genetic information can also be used to stratify genetically complex diseases with respect to clinical features, disease outcome and therapeutic response.
The center comprises three cores: (1) a clinical core, which collects families in which a particular disease is present; (2) a genotyping core, which performs genetic analysis of DNA from family researchers; and (3) an informatics core, which collects and analyzes the genetic data.
www.rockefeller.edu /graduate/censtarr.htm   (362 words)

 Genetics Home Reference - Your guide to understanding genetic conditions
The genetics of more than 200 health conditions, diseases, and syndromes.
Genetics Home Reference provides consumer-friendly information about the effects of genetic variations on human health.
Users seeking information about a personal genetic disease, syndrome, or condition should consult with a qualified healthcare professional.
ghr.nlm.nih.gov   (116 words)

 Genomics and Genetics at the Sanger Institute
The human genome sequence provides an unrivalled new platform for research in human genetics.
Knowledge of all the genes in the human genome enables comprehensive studies of their expression, either globally or in response to specific signals or switches (such as the SCL gene in haematopoiesis) in cellular systems.
Human sequence variation is an important factor in determining individual disease phenotypes, susceptibility to complex disease and variable response to environmental factors and drugs.
www.sanger.ac.uk /genetics/humgen.shtml   (555 words)

 Bio 362 Human Genetics syllabus
Through the dissection of research papers on many different human genetic disorders, you will gain an understanding of the types of experimental approaches that are appropriate under different conditions, and you will learn to think critically about experimental design.
You will read original research papers on a human genetic disorder (that we are not covering in class) and then propose the next questions to address, explaining the experiments you would perform to answer those questions.
The molecular and genetic basis of fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 disorders: the achondroplasia family of skeletal dysplasias, Muenke craniosynostosis, and Crouzon syndrome with acanthosis nigricans.
www.bio.davidson.edu /people/kahales/Bio362HumanGenetics.html   (3388 words)

 Human Genetics
A Gene Map of the Human Genome As of mid 1996.
Human Karyotypes Exhibiting Various Abnormalities (from Bioweb) Drawings of a number of human karyotypes.
Human Cytogenetics The human karyotype and ideograms of each chromosome.
www.emc.maricopa.edu /faculty/farabee/BIOBK/BioBookhumgen.html   (1948 words)

 Human genetics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Humans share 98.5% of their DNA with their closest living evolutionary relative, the bonobos.
Humans have an XY sex determination system, so that females have the sex chromosomes XX and the males XY.
Humans have several genetic diseases, often caused by recessive genes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Human_genetics   (208 words)

 The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine for the Prevention of Human Disase
The Research Center for Human Genetics is using modern genomic technologies to unravel the genetic predisposition to the most common chronic diseases, such as heart disease and stroke.
Using the latest in genetic technologies, he is identifying genes that are different among strains of animals that differ in blood pressure levels and frequency of hypertension.
Fornage's laboratory investigates whether variation in the human homologues/orthologues of the genes identified in the rat model influences the risk of stroke in the human population.
www.uth.tmc.edu /uth_orgs/imm/centers/humangenetics.html   (1109 words)

 Human Genetics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
It is hoped this new knowledge will allow for the treatment of diseases, and generally make life better for humanity.
It is important to realize that both genetics and environment influence the onset of disease.
Genetic techniques, such as RLFP mapping, can aid in the identification of individuals with a disease causing allele.
www.colorado.edu /epob/epob1220moreno/Human_Genetics.htm   (1210 words)

 Hayward Genetics Center
Human Genetics faculty, other Tulane faculty and guests from other institutions, as well as graduate students, and medical residents are invited to speak on topics of interest.
The class is meant to convey to the student the problems of diagnosing and managing genetic disease from the physician's and patient's standpoint.
It will cover the structure and organization of the human genome; DNA replication, DNA mutation and repair; current molecular techniques used in research; the details of gene expression including transcription, RNA processing, translation and how expression is regulated at the various levels; and the molecular basis of human disease.
www.som.tulane.edu /departments/human_genetics/masters.html   (951 words)

 Human Genetics - Population Genetics
Genetic polymorphisms often are detrimental to the homozygote, but they allow others of the species to survive.
Population genetics is also the most widely misused area of human genetics, sometimes bordering on "vigilante genetics," a term coined by Newton Morton.
Population genetics is concerned with gene and genotype frequencies, the factors that tend to keep them constant, and the factors that tend to change them in populations.
www.uic.edu /classes/bms/bms655/lesson13.html   (3937 words)

 Human Genetics Project
It is the expectation of human geneticists that many chronic diseases can be explained by the combination of defects in a few genes.
The Center for Human Nutrition is interested in human genetics because of the fact that both genes and nutrients modify the same metabolic processes.
With this connection Dr. Cohen is in a position to bring the power of genetic research at UT Southwestern and the Human Genome Project into the research endeavors of the Center for Human Nutrition.
www8.utsouthwestern.edu /utsw/cda/dept27717/files/39222.html   (457 words)

 Human Genetics - Maternal and Child Health   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Genetics or heredity is now known to play a role in many diseases, common and uncommon.
In order to help public health programs incorporate emerging genetic information in an appropriate way, a genetic counselor (geneticist) is a part of the public health team.
In addition, the genetic counselor is a state resource for public and professional education, provides referrals to genetics services and facilitates clinical services through public health programs.
www.health.state.mn.us /divs/fh/mch/genetics/index.html   (166 words)

 MRC HGU - Medical Research Council Human Genetics Unit
The MRC Human Genetics Unit (Director: Professor Nick Hastie FRS FRSE) is at the forefront of research into human genetics.
The MRC Human Genetics Unit is developing a digital atlas of mouse development and database to be a resource for spatially mapped data such as in situ gene expression and cell lineage.
Germ cells are at the core of genetics as they carry the genes from one generation to the next and through recombination generate individual diversity.
www.hgu.mrc.ac.uk   (515 words)

 Amazon.com: Human Molecular Genetics: Books: Tom Strachan,Andrew P. Read   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Molecular genetics is primarily concerned with the interrelationship between the information macromolecules DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) and RNA (ribonucleic acid) and how these molecules are used to synthesize polypeptides, the basic component of all proteins.
Even though this is a science text, a discussion on the ethics of human genetic engineering would be appropriate, given some of the current attitudes about it.
Though I have been interested in molecular genetics for decades, I have been out-of-touch with the excitement in genetics that is percolating out of the huge amount of data coming from various genome sequencing projects.
www.amazon.com /Human-Molecular-Genetics-Tom-Strachan/dp/0471330612   (1696 words)

 Department of Human Genetics - University of Pittsburgh
The Department of Human Genetics at the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health is dedicated to genetics research, teaching, and services.
Students gain a strong background in all aspects of human genetics as a result of a broad-based curriculum and research opportunities in basic, applied, or clinical genetics.
The program emphasizes the study of genetic mechanisms related to the transition from normal to disease states, and how genes and the environment interact to affect the distribution of health and disease in human populations.
www.hgen.pitt.edu   (231 words)

 Welcome to the Human Genetics Division   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The strengths of the Division lie in the diversity of expertise and ongoing research combined with well equipped laboratories, all of which permit comprehensive, integrated research in human genetics and molecular cell biology.
Interests in complex traits cover cardiovascular genetics, immunogenetics, asthma genetics, neurogenetics and genetics of ageing, theoretical epidemiology and bioinformatics, and developments in genotyping and mutation detection.
Key Facts: The Division of Human Genetics submitted 100% of staff as research active in the 2001 UK Research Assessment Exercise, as the School’s sole submission under Units of Assessment 1.
www.som.soton.ac.uk /research/geneticsdiv   (333 words)

 Home - The Institute of Human Genetics - University of Newcastle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The University of Newcastle upon Tyne's 5**-rated Institute of Human Genetics (IHG) is one of four research institutes based within the Faculty of Medical Sciences.
It is accommodated together with the NHS Northern Genetics Service within a modern building opened in August 2001 as part of the International Centre for Life.
The major research focus is in clinical and developmental genetics, where staff are investigating how molecular and cellular processes lead to different phenotypes in man and a variety of experimental organisms.
www.ncl.ac.uk /human.genetics   (179 words)

 Human Genetics Webquest
Genetic disorders are passed from parents to offspring in the genetic code, and in some cases, a person may be a carrier for a disease and pass it to their children without knowing.
Because genetic diseases are usually caused by errors or mutations in the genetic code, it is extremely difficult to cure the condition, and in most cases, doctors can only treat the symptoms.
There are many genetic diseases to choose from, and a list of links that you can use to explore the known human genetic diseases.
www.biologycorner.com /bio4/human.html   (848 words)

 Genetics articles, jobs and information: genetics @ nature.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
To celebrate its 15th anniversary Nature Genetics is hosting a "Question of the Year" series asking "What would you do if it became possible to sequence the equivalent of a full human genome for only $1,000?".
Visit Nature for the report of the first map of copy number variation in the human genome and the accompanying News and Views.
Also visit Nature Genetics for a report of the identification of copy number variants by comparison of the whole-genome sequences assembled by the two human genome projects.
www.nature.com /genetics   (575 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Human Molecular Genetics: Books: T. Strachan,Andrew Read   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Following the completion of the Human Genome Project the content and organisation of the third edition of Human Molecular Genetics has been thoroughly revised.
The book clearly and accuratley setails the current state of knowledge of Human Genetics at the Molecular Level, providing examples where relevant.
Still, the most up to date genetics textbook around with a lot of internet references which are helpful.
www.amazon.co.uk /Human-Molecular-Genetics-T-Strachan/dp/0815341849   (917 words)

 Human cloning, human genetics and Brave New World
Human cloning: scientist clones self + cows egg
Human cloning research - cloning debate and cloning ethics
Human cloning moves to Japan - $15m raised
www.globalchange.com /clone_index.htm   (767 words)

 BioTech: Human Genetics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
GenLink is a multimedia database resource for human genetics that is currently under development.
The LANL center's goals include assembly of complete high-resolution (0.1 Mb) maps of chromosome 16 and regions of chromosome 5, studies at the molecular level of chromosome structure and function, and isolation of selected genes of interest on chromosomes 5 and 16.
The Stanford Human Genome Center is a research facility dedicated to mapping and sequencing DNA in the human genome.
biotech.icmb.utexas.edu /pages/science/human_genetics.html   (267 words)

 Human Genetics Nijmegen
The department also performs groundbreaking research into the relationship between genes and diseases, notably concerning cancer, deafness and blindness, mental handicaps and congenital anomalies.
Genetic diagnostics performed within our department is hosted by an official and acclaimed Centre for Clinical Genetics.
The Department of Human Genetics has an organisation structure consisting of four divisions.
www.humangenetics.nl /en/index_en.php   (76 words)

 Scientific Divisions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This is an exciting time for human genetic research - the completion of the Human Genome Project and of the International Haplotype Map project are enabling the study of human genetic variation in health and disease in a comprehensive way that was not previously possible.
In recent years the Institute has diversified its research programmes with the recruitment of new faculty and with the implementation of additional cross-faculty research programmes in Human, Population and Medical Genetics.
Our aim is to bring together expertise in human population genetics and evolution; somatic and germline genetic variation (SNPs and CNVs); genome annotation and proteomics; and disease association; to further our knowledge in human evolution and the genetics of common disease.
www.sanger.ac.uk /humgen   (527 words)

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