This 3D animation shows the basic steps in the method of DNA sequencing that was used during the Human Genome Project.
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.
In this activity you can make a bracelet of DNA sequence from organisms including a human, chimpanzee, butterfly, carnivorous plant or flesh-eating bacteria.
Discover how microbes, such as bacteria and viruses, can be spread from person to person.
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.
This film shows how lab scientists work safely with human gut bacteria; culturing them on agar plates and extracting DNA for genome sequencing.
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 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.
Debate current and potential issues in genetics and genomics with this card-based discussion activity.
Decode DNA sequences and discover the proteins they code for using online scientific databases.
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