Human Genetics: Online Resources


There is a large source of information concerning human genetics available on a variety of different Internet sites, via the World Wide Web. Such online resources are now everyday tools in biological research and medicine.

Keywords: genetics; bioinformatics; internet; world wide web; human genome project

Figure 1.

Three views of the human genome: (a) human male (46,XY) metaphase, Giemsa banding method; (b) idiogram panel of human chromosomes; and (c) a small fragment of human genomic sequence. To print the entire three billion base pairs of the human genome, about 700 volumes of 1000 pages each, would be required.


Further Reading

Access Excellence (1992) Introduction – The Human Genome Project. Access Excellence. []

Généthon (2000) Human Genome Research Centre. Evry, France: Généthon. []

The Genome Database (2000) The Genome Database – GDB. Toronto: The Hospital for Sick Children. []

Strausberg R (2000) The Cancer Genome Anatomy Project (CGAP). National Cancer Institute.


McKusick VA (2000) OMIM – Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man. National Center for Biotechnology Information. []

National Human Genome Research Institute (2000) Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) Research Program. National Institutes of Health. []

National Human Genome Research Institute (2000) The National Human Genome Research Institute. National Human Genome Research Institute. []

Human Genome Management Information System (HGMIS) (2000) Human Genome Project Information. Oak Ridge National Laboratory. []

Sanger Centre (2000) Human Genome Project. Sanger Centre. []

Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB) (2000) ExPASy (Expert Protein Analysis System). Geneva: SIB. []

Krawczak M and Cooper DN (1997) The Human Gene Mutation Database. Trends in Genetics 13: 121–122.

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Mouse Genome Informatics (2000) Mouse Genome Informatics. Bar Harbor, ME: The Jackson Laboratory.]

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Adler, David A(Apr 2001) Human Genetics: Online Resources. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0001901]