This electronic book on CD-ROM presents comprehensive information on the exciting field of human genome research, with documents from the National Human Genome Research Institute Human Genome Project (HGP), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, and the Presidents Council on Bioethics. The HGP is the international effort to map and sequence all the genes in the human body. (The HGP also includes efforts to characterize and sequence the entire genomes of several other organisms, many of which are used extensively in biological research since identification of the function of genes in a model organism is one approach to understanding the function of human genes.) Every facet of this remarkable project is covered in extraordinary detail with color illustrations, from basic tutorials to technical research reports. There is information for the public, and data for researchers; FAQs about genetics and health, specific genetic disorders, clinical research, recent advances and discoveries, extensive discussions about the ethical, legal, and social implications of genomic research
In all, the disc has over 25,000 pages reproduced using Adobe Acrobat PDF software - allowing direct viewing on Windows and Apple Macintosh systems. Reader software is included on the CD.
This book-on-a-disc makes a superb reference work for anyone interested in genetics and genome research! It is designed to provide a convenient user-friendly general reference work, utilizing the benefits of the Adobe Acrobat format to uniformly present thousands of pages that can be rapidly reviewed or printed without untold hours of tedious searching and downloading. Vast archives of important public domain government information that might otherwise remain inaccessible are available for instant review no matter where you are.