Useful stuff

Dairy Australia Resources and information to learn more about the Australian dairy industry

Department of Environment and Primary Industries Resources and information to learn more about biotechnology in agriculture

Get into Genes Agricultural biotechnology education resources 

TechNyou is an information service to help raise awareness about emerging technologies and associated issues, for example GM foods, stem cells, gene therapy, cloning, synthetic biology and nanotechnologies. Education aspects of the site are managed by CSIRO Education. The Youtube channel houses a good range of videos and animations www.youtube.com/user/techNyouvids

The Office of the Gene Technology Regulator has been established within the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing to provide administrative support to the Gene Technology Regulator in the performance of his functions under the Gene Technology Act 2000. The objective of the Gene Technology Act 2000 "is to protect the health and safety of people, and the environment, by identifying risks posed by or as a result of gene technology, and by managing those risks through regulating certain dealings with genetically modified organisms (GMOs)". The website provides a range of fact sheets related to GM research, commercialisation and regulation in Australia.

The Agricultural Biotechnology Council of Australia Limited (ABCA) is the national coordinating organisation for the Australian agricultural biotechnology sector and was established to pursue recognition of the current and potential benefits of agricultural biotechnology. The site has been recently updated.

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) ensures the safety of all consumable foods, including imports, by developing effective food standards for Australia and New Zealand. This website provides information and fact sheets on topics including genetically modified foods.

The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry is a Federal Government site that contains a variety of fact sheets and reports on the use of biotechnology in Australian agriculture.

DNA Interactive is a very comprehensive website contains everything from the history of genetics through to some great 3D animations of techniques such as PCR and restriction digests. It includes interviews with important scientists and links to other resources developed by the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

The Genetic Science Learning Centre's website focuses on medical applications of genetics and biotechnology, with high quality educational resources for students and adults alike.

Scitable is an interactive genetics education website from Nature.com. Viewers can register and post questions to experts, browse learning 'paths' and find useful overview articles on a range of topics in the field of genetics, from gene expression to GM foods.