Discover more about the basic shape and structure of different bacteria through this balloon modelling activity.
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.
Play detective and uncover how microbes spread around the surfaces you touch if you don’t wash your hands properly!
Discover how DNA sequences code for proteins with different roles and functions.
Decode DNA sequences and discover the proteins they code for using online scientific databases.
Debate current and potential issues in genetics and genomics with this card-based discussion activity.
Discover how microbes, such as bacteria and viruses, can be spread from person to person.
Carry out your own genetic variation investigation
Use real genomic data to find mutations in a gene associated with pancreatic, lung and colorectal cancers.
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.
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.
Explore antibiotic resistance by taking a closer look at the genomes of two strains of the bacterium, Staphylococcus aureus.
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.
Through this fun activity you can learn more about the spread of microbes and their potential to infect people.
Step into the shoes of a genetic scientist and carry out a phenotype analysis with the model organism, zebrafish.
Make your own edible DNA double helix out of sweets!
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