Use real genomic data to find mutations in a gene associated with pancreatic, lung and colorectal cancers.
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.
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.
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.
If you were given £20 million to eradicate malaria, how would you spend it? In this activity you get to find out.
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.
This hands-on activity allows you to create your own paper model of a DNA double helix.
In this activity you can make a bracelet of DNA sequence from organisms including a human, chimpanzee, butterfly, carnivorous plant or flesh-eating bacteria.
Make your own edible DNA double helix out of sweets!
Discover how microbes, such as bacteria and viruses, can be spread from person to person.
Discover more about the basic shape and structure of different bacteria through this balloon modelling activity.
Play detective and uncover how microbes spread around the surfaces you touch if you don’t wash your hands properly!
Step into the shoes of a genetic scientist and carry out a phenotype analysis with the model organism, zebrafish.
Through this fun activity you can learn more about the spread of microbes and their potential to infect people.
Debate current and potential issues in genetics and genomics with this card-based discussion activity.
What makes us similar and what makes us different? Carry out your own genetic variation investigation using a selection of household items.
All living things have DNA. This hands-on activity will enable you to extract DNA from fruit, such as strawberries, using everyday household items.
Decode DNA sequences and discover the proteins they code for using online scientific databases.
Discover how DNA sequences code for proteins with different roles and functions.
This video introduces you to the disease malaria, taking you through the life cycle of the parasite that causes it and why it is such a huge problem in the developing world.
This animation introduces you to the human genome and shows how the first human genome was sequenced in the Human Genome Project.
This animation shows where and how the human genome is stored within our cells.
This flash animation shows how proteins are made in the cell from the information in the DNA code.
This animation provides an overview of the techniques involved in making a Bacterial Artificial Chromosome (BAC) library.
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 flash animation shows the processes involved in the Sanger sequencing method – the DNA sequencing method used during the Human Genome Project.
This animation shows one of the methods currently being used to sequence DNA at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.
This animation describes how cancer grows within the body and how different factors can lead to cancer development.
This flash animation shows you how DNA mutations are involved in the development of cancer.
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