Discover more about the basic shape and structure of different bacteria through this balloon modelling activity.
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 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.
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.
This animation describes how cancer grows within the body and how different factors can lead to cancer development.
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.
Play detective and uncover how microbes spread around the surfaces you touch if you don’t wash your hands properly!
This film explores direct-to-consumer genetic testing through the stories of people who have considered taking this type of genetic test.
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 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.
This flash animation shows the processes involved in the Sanger sequencing method – the DNA sequencing method used during the Human Genome Project.
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 flash animation shows how proteins are made in the cell from the information in the DNA code.
Discover how DNA sequences code for proteins with different roles and functions.
Decode DNA sequences and discover the proteins they code for using online scientific databases.
Debate current and potential issues in genetics and genomics with this card-based discussion activity.
Discover how microbes, such as bacteria and viruses, can be spread from person to person.
This animation shows how bacteria exchange genes on small pieces of DNA called plasmids through a process called horizontal gene transfer.
This animation introduces you to the human genome and shows how the first human genome was sequenced in the Human Genome Project.
Carry out your own genetic variation investigation
Use real genomic data to find mutations in a gene associated with pancreatic, lung and colorectal cancers.
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 computer software is used to create DNA sequences that can modify the DNA of malaria parasites.
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 animation provides an overview of the techniques involved in making a Bacterial Artificial Chromosome (BAC) library.
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.
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.
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