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Malaria drug resistance animation online

1 July 2013
Watch an animation about our work developed for the Sanger Institute stand at the 2013 Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition

Check out our animation about malaria drug resistance and genomics

The animation introduces malaria, a life-threatening illness caused by parasites, and goes on to illustrate how DNA sequencing technologies can be used to better understand drug resistant malaria parasites, and to track and contain them before they spread.

The animation is the result of a collaboration between the Centre for Genomics and Global Health, MalariaGEN and the Sanger Institute, and was designed to accompany the Sanger Institute’s exhibit ‘Beyond the Genome’ at this year’s Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition.

The Sanger Institute exhibit, 'DNA Sequencing: Beyond the Genome,' took visitors on a journey through the history of DNA sequencing from early methods through to powerful next generation technologies. As visitors moved through the exhibit they learned how the Sanger Institute is going beyond scientific research and is beginning to improve healthcare, including the use of DNA sequencing technologies in ongoing drug resistance surveillance efforts.

For more information, visit the exhibit's blog

Animation Credits

Art & Animation: Laura Hart, Hart Graphics (

Music: Accralate by Kevin MacLeod (