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Internet Portals, Databases & Starting Points

Genetics and Law: Guide to ResourcesFundamentalsInternet Portals, Databases & Starting PointsJournals & News SourcesFederal & State Law/GovernmentWeb Sites by TopicOther Libraries

The following sources provide extensive access to primary and secondary material and/or provide numerous links to relevant sources.

Bioethics Reporter (1983-)
University Publications of America
QH332 .B36

  • Current loose-leaf volumes kept update to date bi-monthly
  • A comprehensive collection of resource materials to address the medical, legal, philosophical, religious, economic and social aspects of bioethics

Bioethics Web

  • An authoritative source that evaluates English language internet resources in the area of bioethics & genetics
  • Links to and describes genetics databases, web sites and articles available on the Internet

Biotechnology & Genetics Law (Megalaw.com)

Links to :

  • Biotechnology & Genetics-Related Statutes
  • Biotechnology & Genetics-Related Regulations
  • Government Biotechnology & Genetics Law Resources
  • Biotechnology & Genetics Law Web Sites & Resources

Dolan DNA Learning Center, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories:

In addition to a wealth of general information about DNA and DNA research,
this site includes extensive lists of links on the following topics:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Genes and Health
  • Genome Research
  • Journals and News

Genetics & Law (Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library – University of Washingon Law School)

  • Selected internet resources, including government bodies
  • Sources for state research

Genetics Resource Centre (University of Pittsburgh)

  • Gateway to an exhaustive list of links in genetics (not searchable)
  • Organized by topic

Kennedy Institute of Ethics – Georgetown University
The National Information Resource on Ethics & Human Genetics

  • Funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health
  • Bibliographies on Topics in Genetics (see ‘Bibliographies’ above)
  • E-Notes: E-notes is a new feature on the National Information Resource on Ethics and Human Genetics Web site. Each e-note provides a succinct description of ELSI (ethical, legal and social implications) issues on a specific topic in genetics. Several e-notes are in development. Eventually each e-note will lead to tips on finding current, relevant citations in bibliographic databases; the full-text of selected online resources; research assistance; and other related Web sites. The first two e-notes issued cover eugenics and genetic testing and screening.
  • Genetics links
  • Genetics organizations

Databases at this site of particular research value:

ETHX on the Web

  • Journal articles, book chapters, bills, laws, court decisions, reports, books, audio-visuals, and news articles relating to bioethics and professional ethics

Genetics and Ethics

  • Books, journal articles, book chapters, bills, laws, court decisions, reports, news articles and audiovisuals relating to ethics and public policy issues in genetics

National Human Genome Research Institute (NIH) : Policy & Ethics

  • Policy and legislation database
  • Guides, including reports, publications and links on:
    • Privacy and discrimination in genetics
    • Genetics and the law
    • Health Issues in genetics
    • Biomedical research issues
    • Ethics research
    • List of online bioethics resources