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Pulling it all together: Week 1

In this week’s final video, we will look back over the central principles of Genomics that we have learnt about in Week 1. We have also included a PDF synopsis …

What is the epigenome?

Derived from the Greek “epi” meaning “above”, the epigenome describes modifications to the genome that do not affect the DNA sequence but determine whether genes are switched on or off …

Normal cell division

In this step, we learn about the processes of normal cell division – mitosis and meiosis. Talking point Which do you think are the fastest and which are the slowest …

Regulation of gene expression

All the cells of our body contain identical genes. However, the cells of our muscles look different and fulfil very different functions to, for example, the cells of our eye. …

Normal genetic variation

Watch this video to learn about single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), normal variation within the human genome and how we are beginning to understand that SNPs have a key role in …

Did you know?

Our resident scientist tells you his favourite genomics facts.

Did you know?

Our resident scientist tells you his favourite genomics facts.

DNA, the code for life

What is the genome? Increasingly clinicians, scientists and even the media, are talking about the genome and the impact of genomic data, now and in the future, on healthcare. The …

The double helix

Crime scene evidence. Paternity Testing. Designer babies. Today, it is well-known that DNA is the molecule containing our genetic code. Whether on crime programmes, tabloid talk shows, or in your …

Glossary of Genomics Terms

The glossary and acronyms tables below provide a useful guide to the key terms related to genomics. There is also a PDF version of these glossary and acronyms lists in …