GenomeWeb LLC is an independent, privately-held online and print publisher 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.
The National Human Genome Research Institute began as the National Center for Human Genome Research (NCHGR), which was established in 1989 to carry out the role of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the International Human Genome Project (HGP). The HGP was developed in collaboration with the United States Department of Energy and begun in 1990 to map the human genome. In 1993, NCHGR expanded its role on the NIH campus by establishing the Division of Intramural Research to apply genome technologies to the study of specific diseases. In 1996, the Center for Inherited Disease Research (CIDR) was also established (co-funded by eight NIH institutes and centers) to study the genetic components of complex disorders.
In 1997 the United States Department of Health and Human Services renamed NCHGR the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), officially elevating it to the status of research institute - one of 27 institutes and centers that make up the NIH.
With the human genome sequence complete since April 2003, scientists around the world have access to a database that greatly facilitates and accelerates the pace of biomedical research. The history of the HGP, the history of genomics, and the history of NHGRI, are inextricably intertwined.
Neuroguide.com was first published in 1994. The original site contained an index of neuroscience resources available on the Internet including neurobiology, neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, psychology, cognitive science sites and information on human neurological diseases. Given the explosive growth and constantly changing nature of the Web, it is no longer possible to maintain a comprehensive and up-to-date list of such resources manually. Google does a wonderful job!
Comprehensive can sometimes be too much. This site is being redesigned from the ground up to serve two purposes:
1.List the best neuroscience resources on the Web in one location.
2.Present original neuroscience content not available elsewhere.
The first two offerings are the Best Bets listing, which will be updated as needed, and a graphical demonstration of the cutaneous fields of peripheral nerves.
This site is provided as a service to scientists, educators, students and others simply interested in the subject. While many of the resources listed on these
pages are designed for scientific professionals, those that require little or no background are labeled as Beginner's Level.