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Here you will find resources to do your research in Bioinformatics, and related subspecialties. Bioinformatics is the collection, classification, storage, and analysis of biochemical and biological information using computers especially as applied to molecular genetics and genomics.

MeSH has the following:

Why Genetics and Genomics? The picture below says it all.

Illustration showing the point mutation in the β-globin gene responsible for the genetic blood disorder β-thalassaemia. Image credit: Genome Research Limited.




What a Chromosome looks like, and the parts

Illustration of the detailed structure of a chromosome. The p arm,  centromere, q arm, and DNA molecules are labeled. The p arm is a short arm  structure on one side of the

Structure of DNA

Structure of RNA

Structure and Function of RNA

  • Describe the biochemical structure of ribonucleotides
  • Describe the similarities and differences between RNA and DNA
  • Describe the functions of the three main types of RNA used in protein synthesis
  • Explain how RNA can serve as hereditary information


Virtual Cell

What is a cell?



This diagram shows an animal cell with all the intracellular organelles labeled.

Genetics Laboratory Manual.

Here is basic information on what happens in a genetics lab.


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