Resources for scientists and laypersons
|Cloning||The First Mammal Cloned from an Adult Cell
The original research article that appeared in Nature (highly technical)
Graphic (figure) overview of general technique) (Science and Medicine)
Legal Implications (.pdf format, requires Adobe Acrobat)
Science Cloning Editorial
Books on Cloning
Look! Layman's Explanation
|Telomerase||Researchers increase cellular lifespan by introducing the catalytic
The Research Article (required Adobe Acrobat) (highly technical)
An Essay on Telomeres and The Cellular Clock: Immortality vs Disease
Books on Telomeres and Telomerase
Layman's Explanation (coming soon)
|Science for the
|Basic Science for the Lay Person (under construction)
Viruses: What are they and how do they work?
Vaccines: How do they work? The new "genetic vaccines"
Bacteria: How are they different than viruses? What do they do?
Genetics: DNA, genetic diseases, and gene therapy. Do genes determine personality?
Light: What is it? Why is it supposedly impossible to travel faster than light?
Cloning: Different kinds, what can we do with it? Will it lead to a nightmare?
Aging: Can we stop it? Why glucose and oxygen can be bad. What's telomerase?
Cancer: What is it?
The Brain: Basic facts about neurology
Bad Bugs: Ebola and other nasty bugs you don't want to get
How Stuff Works: Simple explanations, from engines to medicine
Seeing, Hearing, and Smelling the World: Website
Look! Science & Science-Fiction: Transporters, Inertial Dampers, Heisenberg Compensators, and Heightened Senses, etc... Fantasy or plausible reality?
National Human Genome Research Institute
Genetics and Ethics
DNA Learning Center
|On-line journals: Science,
Publications, Journal of Immunology,
Skeptical Inquirer, Complete List of Journals
|Databases: Web of Science (accessible only from Texas A&M), Pubmed|
|Helios (science news)|
|Apoptosis Online, Growth Factors (Apoptosis)|
|Biomolecular Research Tools|
|NeurOn: Neurolab On-line|
|National Bioethics Advisory Commission: Includes information on Human Cloning, and offers free reports.|
|Hubble Space Telescope Photos|
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Texas A&M University, Dept of Medical Biochemistry and Genetics