This animation shows how bacteria exchange genes on small pieces of DNA called plasmids through a process called horizontal gene transfer.
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 3D animation shows how proteins are made in the cell from the information in the DNA code.
This film features personal accounts from scientists from the USA and UK who were involved in the Human Genome Project.
Discover how DNA sequences code for proteins with different roles and functions.
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.
Are you faster than a machine? Compete against the computer to sequence DNA from a capillary sequencing machine.
Decode DNA sequences and discover the proteins they code for using online scientific databases.
This 3D animation shows the basic steps in the method of DNA sequencing that was used during the Human Genome Project.
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.
What makes us similar and what makes us different? Carry out your own genetic variation investigation using a selection of household items.
All living things have DNA. This hands-on activity will enable you to extract DNA from fruit, such as strawberries, using everyday household items.
This mindfulness activity helps you explore your creativity whilst creating a calm atmosphere.
Discover how DNA sequences code for proteins, giving animals different adaptations for survival.
Discover how DNA can provide clues to recreate the faces of people from the past.
What is DNA and what does it do? Discover more about this marvellous molecule and how it has an impact on the world around us.
Explore current and potential ethical issues in genetics and genomics with this discussion-based activity.
What is genomics? Explore this world-changing area of research and how the DNA code found in all living things impacts on our world.
Discover how DNA can provide clues to how microbes work and whether they are ‘good’ or ‘bad’.
What are microbes and what do they do? Discover more about the marvellous microbe world and how it has an impact on how we live our lives.
This animation explains what DNA does in our bodies and how it makes us the unique individuals we are.
This 3D animation gives a simple overview of next generation DNA sequencing, known as massively parallel sequencing.
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