The latest human genome research and findings are covered in
this month's "MedBytes." Visit these Web sites for more information
about one of the latest hot topics in medicine.
American Medical Association
Visit the AMA's Web site for genome information at
. The site gives general information as well as the latest policy,
advocacy, and legislative news, and a link to family history tools.
You can also find links to outside related information.
Baylor's Genome package
Visit the Baylor College of Medicine Web site at
for the latest genome facts, including answers to frequently asked
questions, details on phases I and II of Baylor's genome project,
and an in-depth history of the genome sequencing program at
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
NIH has an area on its site called "National Human Genome Research
Institute," located at
. The site gives an overview of the genome project, research goals,
This site, located at
, gives information about Celera Genomics, which recently entered
into a comprehensive genomics agreement with American Home Products
Corporation. The Web site provides company information, press
releases, and product and service information.
Department of Energy
to view this site, which gives in-depth background into the
Human Genome Project and also provides links to genome news such as
"Asthma-Linked Genes Discovered," "Researchers Unravel Genome for
'Superbug' Bacterium," and "Researchers Identify Genes Involved in
Cardiac Hypertrophy and Recovery."
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
This is a good site for anyone searching for genome information on
the Internet. You'll find several outside links to credible genome
information. Go to
and click on the various resources.
Here's a link to an article entitled "New Goals for the US Human
Genome Project: 1998-2003." The article covers the planning
process, specific goals during this time, and more. Visit
Cable News Network (CNN)
An article, "Your Health -- Genome Announcement Brings New
Possibilities," is located at
and covers details and background about the genome project. The
site also gives links to other CNN genome-related stories and other
related Web sites.
Texas Medical Association
Visit TMA's Web site at
and check out the new special topic pages. These are special
front-page connections to comprehensive online resources for
physicians on timely and important topics such as privacy,
childhood vaccinations, fraud and abuse, workforce, patients' bill
of rights, and tobacco. You'll find links to these pages from the
home page of the TMA site.
MedBytes is a quick look at new, or newly discovered, Web
sites of interest to Texas physicians. The column also highlights
features of the TMA Web site at
. If you know of some cool medical sites or have questions about
how to use the TMA Web site, e-mail
. Publication of information about Web sites in this column is
not to be considered an endorsement or approval by the Texas
Medical Association of the sites or sponsors, or of any products
or services involved.
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