Applications and Ethics of Genetic...
Genetic disorders: diagnosis and screening.
Treating disorders with gene therapy.
- Informed Consent and Genetic Counseling
The issue of informed consent in genetic testing policies (http://www.informatik.uni-rostock.de/HUM-MOLGEN/) can be explored further at this site. The role of genetic counseling in providing information for a patient to make an informed consent is discussed.
- Understanding Gene Testing
Understanding Gene Testing (http://www.accessexcellence.org/AE/AEPC/NIH/) contains a well-organized description of genes, genes that cause diseases, issues surrounding the use of genetic testing and genetic counseling.
- Cloning Mammals
A number of mammals have been cloned to date, with new species being announced regularly. This site (http://www.biology.iupui.edu/biocourses/N100/2k2cloning.html) documents some of the techniques used and issues raised by these recent successes.
This (http://www.uq.edu.au/vdu/GeneTherapylinks.htm) site contains extensive WWW references for information on gene therapy. This includes links to sites with introductory material, universities that are conducting gene therapy research, and links to specific diseases that are undergoing clinical trials.
- Antisense Therapy
Antisense Therapy (http://www.genomicsnews.com/public/antisense.cfm) is a collection of articles on the current state of this technology and ongoing trials.
Multiple drug resistant forms of Mycobacterium tuberculosis are an emerging public health threat. This (http://www.research.ucla.edu/tech/ucla00-203.htm) is a summary of a research program and abstracts concerning treatment of tuberculosis by antisense therapy.
Biotechnology is an outgrowth of recombinant DNA technology.
- Australian Biotechnology Association
This is an educational pamphlet brought to you by the Australian Biotechnology Association, DNA detective: gene probes & fingerprints (http://www.ausbiotech.org/edu10.html). A brief overview of the use of DNA fingerprints for forensics, paternity testing, animal behavior research, animal conservation, and the monitoring of bone marrow transplants is provided at this site.
- Bovine Somatotropin
Information from the Food and Drug Administration (http://www.fda.gov/opacom/backgrounders/bst.html) on the availability of recombinant bovine somatotropin (bST) to increase milk production in cows is contained in this site. The controversial release of this new drug has lead to the scrutiny and public debate about the safety of recombinant drugs. Examine the FDA's review and findings on the safety of bST in milk production for human consumption.
- FLAVRSAVR tomato
Background information from the Food and Drug Administration on the development of the FLAVRSAVR tomato (http://www.biotech.wisc.edu/Education/FDABack.html), a genetically engineered tomato that slows the softening associated with ripening.