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View Resource Jena Library of Biological Macromolecules (JenaLib)

The Institute for Molecular Biotechnology (Jena, Germany) provides this repository of molecular structures, featuring selected VRML (as well as two dimensional) images of "building blocks," and "macromolecular structures." Included among the images are RNA structures from the protein database at the Brookhaven National Laboratory, as well as over 250 DNA and protein structures. Sequence and...

http://jenalib.leibniz-fli.de/IMAGE.html
View Resource NCBI Coffee Break

The National Center for Biotechnology Information Coffee Break is a biweekly series of short reports on recent biomedical discoveries. "Each report is about 400 words, and is usually based on a discovery reported in one or more articles from the recently published peer-reviewed literature." Each report incorporates interactive tutorials, figures, and links to related sources for more information....

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Coffeebreak/
View Resource NCBI Taxonomy Browser

The NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) Taxonomy Browser, enables users to search for taxonomic information using the name of superspecific taxa (e.g., Porifera) or the name of a particular organism (e.g., Thalarctos maritimus or polar bear). Returns provide, in addition to taxonomic information, genetic information, nucleotide/protein sequence information, and references.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/taxonomy
View Resource About NCBI

The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) has had a Web site for some time now, but the site has recently become more user-friendly with this new About section. About NCBI explains NCBI's role in facilitating research and education specific to the "fundamental molecular and genetic processes that control health and disease." An introduction to NCBI databases and maps helps...

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/About/
View Resource Nanobiotechnology Center

Established in January 2000, the Nanobiotechnology Center (NBTC) is a consortium of several major universities that is headed by Cornell University. Despite being so new, the NBTC has already made many important advances in this area of research. This brochure starts with a good introduction to the principles and uses of nanobiotechnology, and then gives a brief synopsis of the center's work. Some...

https://www.nbtc.cornell.edu/
View Resource Bio.com

Self-described as "the most reliable and up-to-date information resource for those working in the life sciences and associated industries," Bio.com brings together in one Web site daily news, information, and research tools geared mostly toward biotechnology. The Web site provides "live panel discussions and one-on-one interviews with leading scientists representing the diversity of research in...

http://www.biography.com
View Resource Dolly the Sheep

Dolly, the world's first animal to be cloned from an adult cell, was put down February 14, 2003, due to a tumor in the lung. Her death has drawn increased attention to how little we really know about the potential health problems associated with genetic cloning. The journal Nature offers a special Web focus on "the life of this extraordinary sheep," including current and archived news articles and...

http://www.nature.com/nature/dolly/index.html?foxtrotcallbac...
View Resource Bioentrepreneur

Life scientists interested in commercializing their research can look to Bioentrepreneur -- a comprehensive Web portal from Nature Publishing Group -- for "authoritative, independent advice provided by experts and industry insiders." Bioentrepreneur offers current business development news, a resource toolkit, profiles of life sciences companies, and much more. Users must create a free personal...

http://www.nature.com/bioent/index.html?foxtrotcallback=true...
View Resource Biotechnology Risk Assessment Data: Facts and Conclusions

This Web site from the University of Florida and the US Department of Agriculture is "designed to help provide answers to these questions and necessary background information to understand the process of gene engineering and the available data relating to the safety of GMOs and the risk assessment questions asked." In the Just for Teachers section, users will find detailed fact sheets on a range...

http://www.riskassess.org/
View Resource Biologically-Inspired Technology

A Web site from Michigan State University (1) is a useful starting point for learning about biologically inspired technologies. In addition to briefly discussing the natural processes that are most commonly studied in the development of such technologies, there is a large collection of links to other research efforts and related material. The Ant Colony Optimization project (2) uses the behavior...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/met/2003/0704
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