Flash animation technology is no longer supported by web browsers. DNA Interactive was built using Flash and we have installed the open-source Flash emulator, Ruffle, on DNA Interactive, making most content available. In addition, much of the animation and video content is available in the Resources section of this site. Many of the animations are also included in our DNA from the Beginning website. If there is content you can no longer find, please email email@example.com. Unfroturnately due to site structure, myDNAi / Lesson Builder has been retired.
The DNA Learning Center was the executive producer of this $1.8 million project, and coordinated contributions from producers and designers in the United Kingdom and Australia – Windfall Films, The Red Green & Blue Company Ltd., The Mill, and The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute. The Internet site is part of a larger DNA project developed by an international collaboration of scientists, educators, and filmmakers. Other DNA products include a five-part TV series that aired on PBS in 2004; DNA: the Secret of Life book co-authored by Nobel Laureate James D. Watson; a half-hour video for museums and science centers; and DVDs of the television series and DNAi teacher resources.
Funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), DNAi comprises six major topic areas: Timeline, Code, Manipulation, Genome, Applications, and Chronicle. The topics were serially released over a five-month period in 2003, and by year's end, DNAi received 377,000 visits - making it our fastest growing release to date. The topic areas (with the exception of Timeline) loosely follow the DNA: The Secret of Life television series. Within the topics, the media elements (video, animations, photos, and text) are packaged into modules, sections, and sub-sections that tell specific stories about DNA science. DNAi includes more than five hours of video footage drawn from extensive interviews with more than 70 scientists (including 11 Nobel Laureates). More than 150 animations illuminate key experiments in the history of DNA and bring to life the molecular processes that govern DNA replication and expression.