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Virtual Mentor: American Medical Association Journal of Ethics
Each issue focuses on a different topic in medical ethics, and experts from all sides of the medical field contribute.
A non-profit health advocacy organization that publishes a number of monographs, newsletters, manuals, and other materials. All of their materials are available for free download on their website.
The Hastings Center
A non-profit, non-partisan bioethics institute, they focus on health, medicine, and the environment. They publish the Hastings Center Report, some of which is free, and some you will have to look up in a database.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Sponsored by the US government, the CDC website covers a wide range of topics. Search "Genomics and health: frequently asked questions" for an excellent starting point.
National Human Genome Research Institute
A US government sponsored research institute, they focus on a wide range of genetic research. Most of their publications are available free online, but they might be somewhat technical in nature.
American Society for Reproductive Medicine
A society of various healthcare professionals that is concerned with reproductive medicine, they publish several journals and newsletters, some of which are available free online, while others must be searched for in a database. Of a somewhat more technical nature, it's a good site for when you have a feel for the terminology.
Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity
A research center of Trinity International University, they provide a uniquely Christian viewpoint on many genetic technologies. They produce a number of podcasts that can be downloaded for free, and supply bibliographies which may or may not be freely accessible.
Center for Genetics and Society
A non-profit public affairs organization that monitors the use and government of new genetic technologies.
Council for Responsible Genetics
A non-profit agency that promotes the debates surrounding the use of new genetic technologies. They publish the magazine GeneWatch, which is available online for free.
Genetics and Public Policy Center
Started at the John Hopkins University, the Genetics and Public Policy Center analyzes the social and legal side of genetic technologies in an effort to shape policy. They produce a number of reports, testimonies, and videos, all of which are available for free download. As well, they have an international law search feature, which shows how other countries regulate with genetic technologies.
PubMed is part of the US National Library of Medicine and offers over 19 million citations on medical works, most of them full-text and free. However, the majority of these articles are very technical and may focus on non-human organisms. This source is great for finding original biomedical research.
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