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Did you know that how you perceive tastes depends on your genes? That and many other traits. Learn how DNA passes on its message, factors that influence how it works and recent advances in genetics which mean we can now carry out more personalised studies.
In this video, researchers explain to us a new project which attempts to unify the method used in different laboratories to read the information written in genes. The aim is to made advances in the techniques which will help us discover more about the genetic base of diseases which should help us prevent, diagnose and treat them.
Phase 1: With the genetic material necessary for producing EPO to hand, you'll be invited to perform translation in order to obtain the protein. With the help of the computer you'll then check if you've obtained the desired protein and will know if the genetic material is fit for purpose.
Once you've done that you can move onto phase 2. You'll need to save your DNA sequence for...
Would you like to help Pepe cure his anaemia? In this game you'll be producing EPO, a protein which helps in the formation of red blood cells and can therefore be used as a drug to treat anaemia.
There are three parts to the game: ensuring the DNA is correct, synthesising the protein and then selecting the right organism for producing the drug. It is perfect for finding out more about...