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Genetics Subject Guide

A pathfinder designed to educate people about genetics.

Electronic Resources

Today's Science
Remote Access
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Drawing on major scientific journals, magazines and newspapers in the U.S. and abroad. Covers all topics that today's students study, including genetics. (This service was partially funded by the South Jersey Regional Library Cooperative.)

World Wide Web Resources

DNA From the Beginning

“This interactive site provides 40 simple lessons explaining the basics of classical genetics, the molecules of genetics, and genetic organization and control. "The science behind each concept is explained by: animation, image gallery, video interviews, problems, biographies, and links." (Flash and Quicktime installation is required for interactive features.)”

Genetics Home Reference

“This site from the National Library of Information provides "consumer information about genetic conditions and the genes or chromosomes responsible for those conditions." Content includes a basic handbook on genetics, genetic testing, and gene therapy; a database of information on genetic conditions (which can be searched or browsed); and resource links covering education, policy, and patient support.”

Genetic Education Center

“Everything you could ever want to know about genetics and gene makeup. Includes links to many other sites about genetics as well as resources for educators teaching about genetics.”

Genetic Science Learning Center

“This extensive primer on genetics and genetic technology includes lessons on the basics of genetics, genetic disorders, cloning, pharmacogenomics, and gene therapy. The site also provides virtual molecular genetics lab experiments, as well as protocols for at-home experiments and lesson plans for teachers.”

Molecular Genetics Primer

“This primer from the National Center for Biotechnology Information describes several of the basic techniques currently used in molecular genetics, including DNA and mRNA isolation, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), gel electrophoresis, DNA sequencing, chromosome analysis, and more.”

Print Resources

Non Fiction

Encyclopedia of genetics / editor, Jeffrey A. Knight ; project editor, Robert McClenaghan Pasadena, CA : Salem Press, c1999. Call # 576.5 EN

Kidd, J.S. and Kidd, Renee A. New genetics : the study of lifelines New York, NY : Chelsea House, c2006. Call # 576.5 KI

Kratz, Rene Fester Barron's E - Z microbiology Hauppauge, NY : Barron's Educational Series, c2011. Call # 579.076 KR

Kurzweil, Ray The singularity is near : when humans transcend biology New York, NY : Viking, c2005. Call # 153.9 KU

McElheny, Victor K. Watson and DNA : making a scientific revolution Cambridge, MA : Perseus Pub., c2003. Call # 572.8 MC

The New York Times book of genetics / edited by Nicholas Wade Guilford, CT : Lyons Press, c2002. Call # 576.5 NE

Sykes, Bryan DNA USA : a genetic portrait of America New York, NY : Liveright Pub., c2012. Call # 559.93 SY

Watson, James D. DNA : the secret of life New York, NY : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, c2003. Call # 576.5 WA

Willett, Edward Genetics demystified New York, NY : McGraw - Hill, c2006. Call # 576.5 WI


Crichton, Michael Next : a novel New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers, c2006. Call # F CRI

Follett, Ken The third twin : a novel New York, NY : Crown Publishers, c1996. Call # F FOL

Johansen, Iris Long after midnight New York, NY : Bantam Books, c1997. Call # JOH

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