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Best Websites: Natural Science & Mathematics


Ensembl Genome Browser
Ensembl is a genome browser developed as a joint project between the European Bioinformatics Institute and the Sanger Institute. It is a free, publicly available tool used to compare the genomes of different organisms.

Genetics Home Reference
This excellent site provides clearly written information on the effects of genetic variations on human health. It includes information on the genetics of health conditions, diseases, and syndromes as well as information on related genes and chromosomes. Also included are a “Help Me Understand Genetics” handbook, a glossary of medical and genetic definitions, and useful links to genetics information and organizations.

Learn.Genetics from the Genetic Science Learning Center
The information provided on this website is intended to help users understand how genetics affects their lives and society. It provides resources that focus on the basics as well as more advanced aspects of genetics. The site also includes teacher resources and lesson plans.

National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI): Genome
This resource organizes information on genomes including sequences, maps, chromosomes, assemblies, and annotations.

National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI): Gene
This resource integrates information from a wide range of species. A record may include nomenclature, Reference Sequences (RefSeqs), maps, pathways, variations, phenotypes, and links to genome-, phenotype-, and locus-specific resources worldwide.

National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
This site provides resources for students, educators, patients, health professionals, and grant applicants. Users will find information on funding opportunities, specific genetic disorders, policy and legislation, and more. This site also provides a rich educational resources section and a Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD) which employs experienced information specialists to answer questions from the general public.

OMIM - Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man
OMIM is a comprehensive and authoritative compendium of human genes and genetic phenotypes that is freely available and updated daily. OMIM is authored and edited at the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Updated 7/11/19