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The Rosetta Stone: Slide Show

The Proteins

Proteins are the fundamental, active biological units that make us all unique. All living things are composed primarily of proteins. Humans can make over 100,000 proteins. As seen on previous pages, each protein is composed of long chains of amino acids which are ordered by the codons of a gene. But a protein is a complex, three-dimensional molecule. The way these chains of amino acids fold into each other determines the activity and function of the resulting protein.


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Rosetta Stone: Front Page
Introduction
Plaintiffs in the Post-Genome Era
Grocery Store Genetics
International Toxicity
Conclusion: Challenges and Opportunities in the Genomics Age
Slide Show
External Links
Discrimination and Ethics
Wired News: Gene Map Highlights Legal Issues 6/29/00
Wired News: Insurers Assuring on Gene Tests 4/20/00
Environmental Health Perspectives Editorial: The Genomic Era: A Crucial Role for the Public Health Sciences 5/00
AUTOMOBILE WORKERS v. JOHNSON CONTROLS, INC., a 1991 Supreme Court case dealing with an employer's decision to bar women (unless infertile) from jobs with lead exposure

Some Interesting Applications of Genetics to Environmental Issues
CNN: DNA technology busts wildlife poachers 5/29/00


Genetics 101

Glossary of Genetic Terms, with audio and video, NHGRI
Glossary and Acronyms, Environmental Genome Project
Genetics: The Basics, DOE
DNA from the Beginning, animated primer on the basics, Cold Spring Harbors Laboratory
Genome Gateway, a comprehensive genomics web resource.

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