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Science & Society
Resources for scientists and laypersons
                                     There are things we know we know. There are things we think we know.
                                     There are things we know we don't know.
                                     Worst of all are the things we don't know we don't know
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 subunit
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?
Links The NIH
National Human Genome Research Institute
Genetics and Ethics
DNA Learning Center
On-line journals: Science, Cell, Nature Publications, Journal of Immunology
Skeptical Inquirer, Complete List of Journals
Databases: Web of Science (accessible only from Texas A&M), Pubmed
Helios (science news)
Virus sites
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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Webmaster: Dawn Capp, M.S. Medical Science, 1998
Texas A&M University, Dept of Medical Biochemistry and Genetics