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Online Resources for Biotechnology
Last updated: April 12, 2006

BioGlyphs
A website that fuses art and science. The Bozeman BioGlyphs Project is a collaboration of the Montana State University–Bozeman School of Art, the Center for Biofilm Engineering, and billions of bioluminescent bacteria.
http://www.erc.montana.edu/Bioglyphs/default.htm

Biology Tutorials and Resources
This website is great if you need to add a little spice to your presentations. It includes many animations, movies, and interactive tutorials of biological and chemical processes.
http://science.nhmccd.edu/biol/rchute.html

Buying a Microscope
This website contains a detailed background description on the purchase and use of a microscope. They include explanation of the terms used in microscopy as well as the different types of illumination possible.
http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/intro/micro.html

EduGraphics
A photo bank especially for biotechnology. If you need photos of common lab equipment and procedures, check here. This commercial site is collecting electronic photographs of equipment and procedures. These photos are available for educational use and can be downloaded directly from the website.
http://www.edu-graphics.com/

FDA Tutorial
Great interactive tutorial on the FDA website called “The New Drug Development Process: Steps from Test Tue to New Drug Application Review”.
http://www.fda.gov/cder/handbook/develop.htm

Forensic Studies
This is an amazing website produced by Forensic Science students at the Bronx High School. Emphasis here is on the role of the forensic scientist in the criminal justice system. This site also explores the laboratory procedures and technologies available to the forensic investigator to link suspect, victim and the crime scene. It is very well done and includes a section on how they do it as well as a section for teachers.
http://www.bxscience.edu/publications/forensics/?rn=6783

GeneTests
GeneTests is a publicly funded medical genetics information resource developed for physicians, other healthcare providers, and researchers, available at no cost to all interested persons. The animated presentation "The Primary Care Physician: The Primary Source of Genetic Testing Information" (updated February 2006) is intended for instruction of non-genetics healthcare practitioners. Freely available for downloading and use, the presentation centers on 1) genetic counseling and testing concepts and 2) the use of GeneTests in a) conveying up-to-date information on genetic test use and b) locating genetic services. The GeneTests context-sensitive Glossary defines over 225 clinical and laboratory terms used on the website. Over 40 terms are illustrated; new illustrations will be added regularly.
http://www.genetests.org/
(Scroll to the bottom and choose "Educational Materials")

Genetic Disorder Information on the Web
This guide to genetic disorder resources includes portals that direct users to medical information produced and maintained by third-party sources. Even though some websites institute review and selection policies to regulate the quality of their links, users must be able to judge the legitimacy of material they encounter on the Web. See the Evaluation Guide for some tips and links to resources for evaluating websites.
http://www.ornl.gov/hgmis/posters/chromosome/diseaseindex.html#general

Geospiza
Wonderful website with data sets, worksheets, tutorials, and supplementary materials for high school and college teachers. Includes: BLAST for beginners, mitochondrial sequences, and protein structures.
http://www.geospiza.com/education/materials.html

Human Genome
For a free poster of human chromosomes and website companion: Human Genome Landmarks wall poster depicting the 24 human chromosomes and some genes associated with disorders and traits.
http://www.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/Human_Genome/posters/chromosome/

Mama Ji’s Molecular Kitchen
Mama Ji has developed this website as a part of a master’s thesis. These pages have basic molecular biology protocols along with easy to understand explanations of the chemistry behind the protocols. She includes illustrations of important principles and includes a list of links to molecular biology protocols.
http://lsvl.la.asu.edu/resources/mamajis/index.html

Mo Bio Laboratories
Mo Bio is a commercial vendor who makes high quality kits for DNA and RNA Isolation. They have a policy to provide free samples of many of their kits. You may try different kits for DNA Isolation with protocols and trouble shooting guide before purchase.
http://www.mobio.com/index.php

National DNA Day
April 25th is National DNA day. There are lots of great things posted at the NHGRI web site along with a web cast from April 2003 where James Watson and Francis Crick discuss the completion of the human genome.
http://www.genome.gov/DNAday/

University of Arizona’s Biology Project
The University of Arizona Biology project is expanding! The Biology Project has a history of high quality educational material for the biological sciences. They are continuing this tradition with their website expansion. They have developed material for a larger audience: the general public, all grade levels and versions in Spanish. If you haven’t visited this site lately, it is worth a revisit.
http://www.biology.arizona.edu/


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