Genetics and biotechnology

A collection of post 16 resources which cover biotechnology, DNA sequencing and  gene therapy.  These resources are part of the post 16 genetics and genomics collection.



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How the Human Genome Was Sequenced

From the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, this resource introduces the Human Genome Project (HGP).

A short animation gives:

* an introduction to DNA and genomes;

* an overview of which countries were involved in the international Human Genome Project;

* a description of the processes,...

Making and running an agarose gel

A video guide for students illustrating the processes involved in running agarose gels in the laboratory.


Automated DNA sequencing output

The output from an automated DNA sequencing robot used by the Human Genome Project to determine the complete human DNA sequence. Each peak shows the presence of a particular base. The sequence of bases in a given stretch of DNA can therefore be read from the order of the peaks along the trace. The sequences of...

Di-deoxy sequencing gel with annotation

Di-deoxy sequencing is a way to determine the order of bases (A,C,G and T) in a piece of DNA.  A set of 4 lanes (one for each base) is needed to sequence any given piece of DNA. Wherever a black band appears in a particular lane...