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DNA General Resources - Books
Call Number: QH437 .W387 2003
Publication Date: 2003-04-01
Fifty years ago, James D. Watson, then just twentyfour, helped launch the greatest ongoing scientific quest of our time.
DNA Technology by
Call Number: QH442 .N465 2010
Publication Date: 2009-11-12
A concise, authoritative source that explores the latest advances and potential uses of DNA, as well as the ethical dilemmas surrounding the altering of genetic material.
Genetic Testing by
Call Number: RB155 .B67 2020
Publication Date: 2020-01-07
Genetic testing has provided important clues to understanding our health, but it has also raised many ethical, legal, and medical questions and concerns. This book explores the breadth of genetic testing, its possibilities, and the controversies that surround its use.
Herding Hemingway's Cats by
Call Number: QH437 .A76 2017
Publication Date: 2017-05-02
The language of genes has become common parlance. We know they make our eyes blue, our hair curly, and they control our risks of cancer, alcoholism, and Alzheimer's.
Rosalind Franklin: DNA Discoverer by
Publication Date: 2017-09-01
Women scientists have made key contributions to the pursuit of science and some of the most important discoveries of all time. In Rosalind Franklin, learn how the British biophysicist and X-ray expert chose to pursue a career in science and helped discover the structure of DNA.
Open Educational Resources
DNA Overview Learning Module
This category includes the DNA Overview Learning Module (Instructor guide, Participant guide and PowerPoint presentation). The learning module provides an overview of DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid), its role as genetic material, its molecular components and structure, and DNA replication. This information is necessary to better understand the role of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) in DNA analysis, disease diagnostics, and gene therapy. There are three activities that allow the participants to further explore DNA using several on-line tutorials. An assessment is provided in the Instructor Guide.
Mobile DNA Journal
Open access journal
Genetic DNA Databases
There are a number of public DNA databases that can be used by the genetic genealogist. Some provide a facility for people to enter their DNA results and search for close or exact matches. Other databases are publicly searchable but it is not possible to input your own results.
GenBank ® is the NIH genetic sequence database, an annotated collection of all publicly available DNA sequences (Nucleic Acids Research, 2013 Jan;41(D1):D36-42). GenBank is part of the International Nucleotide Sequence Database Collaboration, which comprises the DNA DataBank of Japan (DDBJ), the European Nucleotide Archive (ENA), and GenBank at NCBI. These three organizations exchange data on a daily basis.