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Biology

On-line Resources: Biology

The mapping of the human genome has ushered in what many are calling the century of biology. It is widely predicted that the next few decades will bring a flurry of medical advances that will allow people to live longer and healthy lives. From the perspective of scientific literacy, no topics may be more important than genetics and biotechnology. As humans develop the ability to extend life, and to manage diseases in entirely new ways, it is likely that daunting ethical and social questions will arise.

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brain reward pathways thumb   Reward Pathways of the Brain: The Science of AddictionThe University of Utah Learn.Genetics web site provide a broad primer on genetics and cell biology. The site uses animations, short videos, and interactive lessons to provide the user with a foundation in these topics. One particularly well done section discusses reward pathways in the brain and the role that structures play in addiction and addictive behavior.