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Biology: Government Resources

The science of life and of living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, and distribution. It includes botany and zoology and all their subdivisions. ~American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 2000~

Government Resources searches over 60 databases and over 2200 selected websites from 15 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science informationincluding research and development results. is governed by the interagency Alliance

NTIS - National Technical Information Service

The National Technical Information Service serves as the largest central resource for government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information available today.  Subjects include, agriculture and food, medicine and biology, biomedical technology, environmental pollution and control, and health care.


The Centers for Disease Control is the nation′s premier health promotion, prevention, and preparedness agency and a global leader in public health.  It remains at the forefront to prevent and control infectious and chronic diseases, injuries, workplace hazards, disabilities, and environmental health threats.  CDC is globally recognized for conducting research and investigations and for its action-oriented approach. CDC applies research and findings to improve people′s daily lives and responds to health emergencies— to prevent disease outbreaks (including bioterrorism), implement disease prevention strategies, and maintain national health statistics. offers up-to-date information for locating federally and privately supported clinical trials for a wide range of diseases and conditions.  Interventional trials determine whether experimental treatments or new ways of using known therapies are safe and effective under controlled environments. Observational trials address health issues in large groups of people or populations in natural settings. currently contains over 100,000 trials sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, other federal agencies, and private industry. Studies listed in the database are conducted in all 50 States and in 174 countries.

Genetics Reference

Provides information on over 600 genetic conditions, syndromes, and diseases.  Information on over 850 genes, as well as chormosomes, mitochondrial DNA and associated health conditions.  Links to other genetic information and organizations. Glossary of medical and genetics definitions.