What makes us similar and what makes us different? Carry out your own genetic variation investigation using a selection of household items.
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 film features personal accounts from scientists from the USA and UK who were involved in the Human Genome Project.
This film explores direct-to-consumer genetic testing through the stories of people who have considered taking this type of genetic test.
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 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 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.
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 3D 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.
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.
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 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.
This animation shows you how antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria, such as MRSA, can develop and spread, particularly in hospitals.
This animation shows how bacteria exchange genes on small pieces of DNA called plasmids through a process called horizontal gene transfer.
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