DNA from the Beginning
Discover the concepts and experiments that define the fields of genetics and molecular biology. This animated primer features the work of over 100 scientists and researchers.LAUNCH LEARN MORE
The DNALC’s award-winning suite of websites includes primers on DNA structure and function, genetic disorders, the molecular basis of cancer and cognition, the history of maize cultivation, and the American eugenics movement. Lab websites provide open source methods for students to actively explore scientific techniques and bioinformatics websites enable students to analyze genes and genomes.
After December 31, 2020, Flash animation technology is no longer supported by web browsers. Several DNALC educational sites were built using Flash, especially those featuring animations.
Some of our sites will be retired, but much of the animation and video content is available in the Resources section.
In addition, we are reworking our most valued, up-to-date content into current technologies. If there is an animation you can no longer find, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.