The National Human Genome
Research Institute (NHGRI)
The governmental research institute behind the publicly-funded effort
to sequence the human genome.
Department of Energy (DOE) Human Genome Project Site
The DOE partnered with the National Institutes of Health to organize and
execute the human genome project.
National Bioethics Advisory Commission (NBAC)
Led by forum panelist Dr. Harold Shapiro, the NBAC was formed by former
president Clinton on October 3, 1995. The NBAC's role is to "...provide
advice and make recommmendations to the National Science and Technology
Council...on bioethical isses arising from research on human biology...including
the clinical applications of that research."
A leading, UK-based science journal which published the public sequence
of the human genome.
Published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science,
Science Magazine is recognized as a leading science journal. Science published
the human sequence data of the privately-funded sequencing effort (Celera
Website for the company which, using private funds, sequenced the human
Administered by the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Bioethics,
this site is a great starting point for all bioethical topics, including