This film explores direct-to-consumer genetic testing through the stories of people who have considered taking this type of genetic test.
Discover how DNA sequences code for proteins with different roles and functions.
This 3D animation shows how proteins are made in the cell from the information in the DNA code.
Debate current and potential issues in genetics and genomics with this card-based discussion activity.
This film features personal accounts from scientists from the USA and UK who were involved in the Human Genome Project.
This computer game allows you to explore the key features of a human cell. The aim of the game is to match pairs of components from within a human cell.
This multimedia resource tells the story of the Tasmanian devil and the transmissible cancer that threatens its existence
In Malaria Challenge you can explore the different stages of malaria and how scientists are trying to find new ways of preventing and treating this deadly tropical disease.
This film tells the story of how DNA sequencing was used to identify that the gene BRAF is commonly mutated in malignant melanoma, and how this has led to the development of a targeted drug against the mutation.
This animation describes how cancer grows within the body and how different factors can lead to cancer development.
This animation shows how bacteria exchange genes on small pieces of DNA called plasmids through a process called horizontal gene transfer.
This animation shows you how antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria, such as MRSA, can develop and spread, particularly in hospitals.
Take on the role of a programme manager for a community at high risk of malaria and, using the information provided, work out the best strategy for eliminating the disease from the area.
If you were given £20 million to eradicate malaria, how would you spend it? In this activity you get to find out.
What is the best way to eradicate malaria? In this activity you will explore how the different stages of the malaria lifecycle can be targeted by different treatments and prevention strategies.
Play detective and uncover how microbes spread around the surfaces you touch if you don’t wash your hands properly!
Explore antibiotic resistance by taking a closer look at the genomes of two strains of the bacterium, Staphylococcus aureus.
Discover more about the basic shape and structure of different bacteria through this balloon modelling activity.
Discover how microbes, such as bacteria and viruses, can be spread from person to person.
Through this fun activity you can learn more about the spread of microbes and their potential to infect people.
Explore the features of two closely related subspecies of the bacteria, Salmonella. Find out how the differences in their genomes results in their ability to cause two very different diseases.
Take on the role of a genome researcher and look at real cancer DNA datasets, taken from cancer patients, to find areas of mutation in the BRAF gene.
This flash animation shows you how DNA mutations are involved in the development of cancer.
This flash animation shows the processes involved in the Sanger sequencing method – the DNA sequencing method used during the Human Genome Project.
This flash animation shows the process of subcloning. Subcloning is part of the process of preparing DNA for sequencing during the Human Genome Project.
This animation provides an overview of the techniques involved in making a Bacterial Artificial Chromosome (BAC) library.
This animation shows one of the methods currently being used to sequence DNA at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.
Step into the shoes of a genetic scientist and carry out a phenotype analysis with the model organism, zebrafish.
Use real genomic data to find mutations in a gene associated with pancreatic, lung and colorectal cancers.
This hands-on activity allows you to create your own paper model of a DNA double helix.
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