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.
This hands-on activity allows you to create your own paper model of a DNA double helix.
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!
Discover how microbes, such as bacteria and viruses, can be spread from person to person.
Discover more about the basic shape and structure of different bacteria through this balloon modelling activity.
Play detective and uncover how microbes spread around the surfaces you touch if you don’t wash your hands properly!
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.
Step into the shoes of a genetic scientist and carry out a phenotype analysis with the model organism, zebrafish.
Through this fun activity you can learn more about the spread of microbes and their potential to infect people.
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.
All living things have DNA. This hands-on activity will enable you to extract DNA from fruit, such as strawberries, using everyday household items.
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.
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