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.
This 3D animation shows the basic steps in the method of DNA sequencing that was used during the Human Genome Project.
Decode DNA sequences and discover the proteins they code for using online scientific databases.
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 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.
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 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.
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 film features personal accounts from scientists from the USA and UK who were involved in the Human Genome Project.
This 3D animation shows how proteins are made in the cell from the information in the DNA code.
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 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.
This flash animation shows you how DNA mutations are involved in the development of cancer.
This animation describes how cancer grows within the body and how different factors can lead to cancer development.
This animation shows one of the methods currently being used to sequence DNA at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.
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.
Debate current and potential issues in genetics and genomics with this card-based discussion activity.
Step into the shoes of a genetic scientist and carry out a phenotype analysis with the model organism, zebrafish.
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.
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