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Seminar Topical Research Guides: Genetics and the Law


Big Data Analytics in Genomics by Ka-Chun Wong (2016)
This ProQuest ebook explores the emerging intersection between big data analytics and genomics. Recent sequencing technologies have enabled high-throughput sequencing data generation for genomics resulting in several international projects which have led to massive genomic data accumulation at an unprecedented pace.

Principles of Genetics 7th Edition Eldon J. Gardner (2015)
Principles of Genetics is one of the most popular textbooks in use for introductory genetics courses. It opens a window on the rapidly advancing science of genetics by showing exactly how genetics is done. This text offers clear, comprehensive and unique coverage of genetics, with an emphasis on applications, written primarily for students.

Atlas of Genetic Diagnosis and Counseling by Harold Chen (2006)
It is the definitive volume for helping all physicians to understand and recognize genetic diseases and malformation syndromes and better evaluate, counsel, and manage affected patients.


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LawSeq – Mapping & Shaping the Law of Genomics
Based cooperatively at the University of Minnesota and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the LawSeqSM project has convened a national Working Group of top legal and scientific experts to compile, collect, and analyze current US federal and state law and regulation on translational genomics. This website includes searchable databases of relevant federal and state law and secondary sources to provide an initial portal into the state of genomics law.

Biological Sciences 
Articles, reports, books, and proceedings on topics such as bioengineering, biotechnology, human genome research, and neurosciences.

BioMed Central
Articles from over 250 open-access biomedical, medicine, health, and biotechnology-related online journals.

ScienceDirect provides access to articles and book chapters from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and more than 11,000 books on scientific, medical, and technical topics.

Web of Science
Articles in arts and humanities, scientific and technical, and social science journals.

Google Scholar
Google Scholar allows searching of multidisciplinary scholarly literature including articles, papers, theses, books, abstracts, and technical reports from a wide variety of resources such as journals, repositories, and the web.

PudMed Central
PubMed Central is the U.S. National Library of Medicine's digital archive of life sciences journal literature. It provides a full-text collection of biomedical, medicine, health, biotechnology-related online journals.

OECD iLibrary
OECD iLibrary provides online access to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) resources, covering trade, environment, agriculture, technology, economic development, and science. The books, reports, working papers and periodicals are full-text and the databases have extensive statistical information.

‚ÄčEncyclopedia of Life Sciences (eLS)
A fully searchable, working editorial site of articles by scientists and scientific historians in the fields of biochemistry and physiology, cell biology, developmental biology, ecology, evolution, genetics, immunology, molecular biology, neuroscience, microbiology and virology, plant science, structural biology, and science and society.



GenomeWeb is an independent online news organization based in New York. Since 1997, GenomeWeb has served the global community of scientists, technology professionals, and executives who use and develop the latest advanced tools in molecular biology research and molecular diagnostics.

Medical News Today – Genetics News
Medical News Today is a subsidiary of Healthline Media UK that compiles in-depth health content and the latest news in medical research from a myriad of sources – frequently summarizing content so that it is accessible to the average reader.

Genetics Home Reference by the US National Library of Medicine
Genetics Home Reference provides consumer-friendly information about the effects of genetic variation on human health and summary-form information about genetics for someone with little training in the field.

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN) publishes articles and editorial pieces on five key topics: drug discovery, bioprocessing, the study of genes and their function (OMICS), translational medicine, and gene editing.

DNA Today
DNA Today is a bi-weekly podcast for educating the public on genetic and public health topics through event coverage, news stories, book/movie reviews, and interviews.  You can stream it directly from the website or find it in most podcast apps.


Lexis (Lexis password required)
Law360: Life Sciences - life science news articles from

Westlaw (Westlaw password required)
Forensic DNA Evidence: Science and the Law (The Rutter Group, Criminal Practice Series)
This easy-to-use deskbook helps law enforcement, prosecutors, defense attorneys, legal educators, and the judiciary keep pace and maintain an appropriate level of scientific literacy in an era of rapidly evolving forensic science technology.