Genes and genomes

Mind-boggling progress has been made in our ability to sequence a genome accurately and quickly, and in our ability to process and understand the huge amount of data that sequencing produces. What do these developments mean for each of us – our health, our identity, and the world we live in – now and in the future?



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Exploring genomes

Compare genomes of different organisms, get to grips with sequencing techniques, understanding the coding of genes, the importance of RNA

Genetics and you

Explore the human genome, learn about the importance of mitochondria and debate the ethics around mitochondrial donation.

Ethical questions

We may have a lot of technology at our fingertips to help us understand genes and genomes. But when could use of, or access to, these data affect our human rights?

Linking genes and health

Understanding genes can help with the search for treatments and cures but can also help with understanding how diseases spread.