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The Rosetta Stone: Slide Show

Copying Itself

As we grow and age, our cells are constantly dividing. The instruction set for each cell is contained in the DNA. When a cell divides, each of the two new cells needs its own set of DNA. DNA can replicate itself due to the fact that each base pair can bond with only one other base pair. This fact also makes possible the coding of mRNA (next) and many genetic technologies.


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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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