Genomics Resources


18 Things You Should Know About Genetics
A fun and informative animated film by Gene Screen BC 2011 that introduces the fundamentals of genetics.

What is Genomics?
From the official YouTube Channel for Genome BC, an introduction to DNA, Genes, Genetics & Genomics, and how they all fit together.

The Central Dogma
A 10 minute animation from RIKEN Omics Science Center that explains how proteins are synthesized from information encoded in genes using detailed descriptions and terminology.

Genetics 101
A video series by 23andMe that introduces you to the concepts of genes, SNPs and phenotypes in easy to understand language.

Learn Genetics
An educational interactive website on genetics from the University of Utah, includes virtual labs for techniques like PCR and GEL ELECTROPHORESIS.

Genomics 101: A Primer
The Scripps Research Institute has developed a primer on a range of topics from The Basics of Genomics to Cancer Genomics using easy to understand slideshows.

The GEEE! In Genome
Fun and informative Canadian Museum of Nature website that has everything from the fundamentals to new genetic technologies. Include games, videos and interactive activities.

Genetics and Social Science

Expanding Transdisciplinary Research 
A website dedicated to providing education and resources in the area of genetics for social and behavioural scientists

Genetics & Genomics Education on Vimeo
Videos and animations from Health Education England’s Genomics Education Programme (formerly the NHS National Genetics and Genomics Education Centre)

Techniques in Genomic

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Short video by DNA Learning Center that shows how PCR is used to amplify target sequences of DNA.

Polymerase Chain Reaction
A longer detailed explanation of PCR using a real-life example.

Gel Electrophoresis DNA Learning Centre Biology Animation Library: Gel Electrophoresis
An interactive animation by Cold Spring Harbor demonstrating how gel electrophoresis is used to separate DNA fragments by size.  DNA Sequencing

Jonathan Weissman (UCSF): DNA Sequencing
A 25-minute video that is worth the effort to watch. Jonathan Weissman explains in detail Sanger DNA Sequencing and the Illumina next-generation sequencing technology.

Sanger Sequencing
A brief, yet informative, video that explains the basics of Sanger Sequencing.

Impact of Genomics Richard Resnick: Welcome to the Genomic Revolution In this TED talk discover how advances in genome sequencing are dramatically changing medicine.

1st, 2nd, and 3rd Generation Genome Sequencing Technologies
A 14-minute video on the history of genome sequencing techniques and their uses today.

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