Gene Gateway - Exploring Genes and Genetics Disorders
A Web Companion to the Human Genome Landmarks Poster
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Scientists, enabled by the Human Genome Project, are churning out an unprecedented volume of data on human chromosomes and the genes residing on them, including many associated with genetic disorders. These data, and many Web sites on human genetic disorders, are freely accessible on the Internet.
Gene Gateway was designed as a Web companion to the popular Human Genome Landmarks poster. Originally, it was a collection of guides and tutorials designed to help students and other novice users get started with some of the online databases and resources that make HGP
The workbook is a collection of five activities with screenshots and step-by-step instructions designed to introduce new users to genetic disorder and bioinformatics resources on the Web. The workbook was last updated February 2011.
NOTE: Genetic disorder information furnished by resources described in this guide should not be used as a substitute for consultation with a physician. Questions or concerns regarding any medical condition should be discussed with a professional, such as a physician, genetic counselor, or medical geneticist.
The Human Genome Landmarks poster is a 24" x 36" wall poster that lists selected genes, traits, and disorders associated with each of the 24 different Download PDF
Each chromosome on the wall poster can be viewed online or downloaded from this site's chromosome image gallery.
The chromosome viewer below is another way to see each chromosome on the poster. Select a chromosome to view it online or print it.
The guides and tutorials at Gene Gateway supplement this poster by helping the user find and use databases and other resources for learning more about the genes, traits, and genetic disorders associated with each chromosome.
The Human Genome Landmarks poster and Gene Gateway are products of the Biological and Environmental Research Information System of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science.
The Human Genome Project (HGP) was an international 13-year effort, 1990 to 2003. Primary goals were to discover the complete set of human genes and make them accessible for further biological study, and determine the complete sequence of DNA bases in the human genome. See Timeline for more HGP history.
Published from 1989 until 2002, this newsletter facilitated HGP communication, helped prevent duplication of research effort, and informed persons interested in genome research.