All living things have DNA. This hands-on activity will enable you to extract DNA from fruit, such as strawberries, using everyday household items.
Discover more about the basic shape and structure of different bacteria through this balloon modelling activity.
Make your own edible DNA double helix out of sweets!
This hands-on activity allows you to create your own paper model of a DNA double helix.
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.
Explore current and potential ethical issues in genetics and genomics with this discussion-based activity.
Through this fun activity you can learn more about the spread of microbes and their potential to infect people.
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.
What is genomics? Explore this world-changing area of research and how the DNA code found in all living things impacts on our world.
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.
Discover how DNA can provide clues to how microbes work and whether they are ‘good’ or ‘bad’.
This animation explains what DNA does in our bodies and how it makes us the unique individuals we are.
This animation shows one of the methods currently being used to sequence DNA at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.
This 3D animation gives a simple overview of next generation DNA sequencing, known as massively parallel sequencing.
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.
What makes us similar and what makes us different? Carry out your own genetic variation investigation using a selection of household items.
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