Genome Glossary

Genome Glossary

Glossary by the  DOE Human Genome Program ( Office of Biological and Environmental Research of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science.)

Language: English

No. of terms:  350, hyperlinked, but no search function

Last updated:  26-Apr-07 (!)

Description:  This glossary is a relict of the Human Gnome Program,. “Completed in 2003, the Human Genome Project (HGP) was a 13-year project coordinated by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Institutes of Health. During the early years of the HGP, the Wellcome Trust (U.K.) became a major partner; additional contributions came from Japan, France, Germany, China, and others.” – So certainly not up-to-date, but still a good list for a basic introduction.

Example Term:

Gene expression

The process by which a gene’s coded information is converted into the structures present and operating in the cell. Expressed genes include those that are transcribed into mRNA and then translated into protein and those that are transcribed into RNA but not translated into protein (e.g., transfer and ribosomal RNAs).

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Keywords: biotechnology, biotech, molecular biology, gene-splicing, genetic engineering, DNA, biological science

Quote as:  Genome Glossary. DOE Human Genome Program. http://www.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/Human_Genome/glossary/glossary_g.shtml. The glossary is iIn the public domain.

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