All living things have DNA. This hands-on activity will enable you to extract DNA from fruit, such as strawberries, using everyday household items.
What makes us similar and what makes us different? Carry out your own genetic variation investigation using a selection of household items.
This film shows how computer software is used to create DNA sequences that can modify the DNA of malaria parasites.
This film shows all of the processes involved in sequencing a DNA sample; from receiving a sample DNA to releasing the assembled DNA sequence data.
This film shows how scientists work with malaria parasites in the lab; culturing parasites and preparing them so they can be seen using a microscope.
This film shows how lab scientists work safely with human gut bacteria; culturing them on agar plates and extracting DNA for genome sequencing.
Decode DNA sequences and discover the proteins they code for using online scientific databases.
This 3D animation shows the basic steps in the method of DNA sequencing that was used during the Human Genome Project.
This 3D animation shows how proteins are made in the cell from the information in the DNA code.
This hands-on activity allows you to create your own paper model of a DNA double helix.
Discover how DNA sequences code for proteins with different roles and functions.
This 3D animation shows you how DNA is copied in a cell. It shows how both strands of the DNA helix are unzipped and copied to produce two identical DNA molecules.
In this film Christine Boinett talks about her research looking at antibiotic resistance in bacteria. This is one of a series of films providing a unique insight into different careers in the field of genomics.
In this film Gosia Trynka talks about her research looking at the effect of genetic changes on the immune system. This is one of a series of films providing a unique insight into different careers in the field of genomics.
In this film Roland Schwarz talks about his research using computers to model and understand evolution. This is one of a series of films providing a unique insight into different careers in the field of genomics.
In this film Niki Patel talks about her research looking at the genetics of cancer. This is one of a series of films providing a unique insight into different careers in the field of genomics.
This film explores direct-to-consumer genetic testing through the stories of people who have considered taking this type of genetic test.
Debate current and potential issues in genetics and genomics with this card-based discussion activity.
Through this fun activity you can learn more about the spread of microbes and their potential to infect people.
Step into the shoes of a genetic scientist and carry out a phenotype analysis with the model organism, zebrafish.
Play detective and uncover how microbes spread around the surfaces you touch if you don’t wash your hands properly!
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.
This film features personal accounts from scientists from the USA and UK who were involved in the Human Genome Project.
Explore antibiotic resistance by taking a closer look at the genomes of two strains of the bacterium, Staphylococcus aureus.
What is the best way to eradicate malaria? In this activity you will explore how the different stages of the malaria life cycle can be targeted by different treatments and prevention strategies.
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.
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.
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