If you were given £20 million to eradicate malaria, how would you spend it? In this activity you get to find out.
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.
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.
Use real genomic data to find mutations in a gene associated with pancreatic, lung and colorectal cancers.
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 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.
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!
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 flash animation shows how proteins are made in the cell from the information in the DNA code.
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 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.
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