- paper-based activities
- online interactives – games and animations
- a glossary of genome related terms
Selection of available resources:
Article: What is a genome?
A genome is an organism’s complete set of genetic instructions. Each genome contains all of the information needed to build that organism and allow it to grow and develop…
Video: From DNA to protein
This 3D animation shows you how the DNA code is transcribed into messenger RNA and then translated into a protein. Starting in the nucleus, we see how the DNA code is converted…
Article: What is genetic variation?
Individuals of a species have similar characteristics but they are rarely identical, the difference between them is called variation. Genetic variation is a result of subtle differences in our DNA…
Article: What is gene expression?
When the information stored in our DNA is converted into instructions for making proteins or other molecules, it is called gene expression.
Gene expression is a tightly regulated process that…
Article: What types of mutation are there?
There are lots of different mutations that can occur in our DNA. Small-scale mutations: Point mutation – a change in one base? in the DNA sequence….
Story: How is pharmacogenomics being used?
In a small number of cases, doctors are able to use pharmacogenomics in their treatment of patients. HIV: Genetic testing has dramatically reduced the number of people suffering side-effects to HIV medicines. One example…
Video: Life in the Lab: working in a DNA sequencing pipeline?
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….
Find more resources on the yourgenome website.