DNA animations (WEHI)

Visualising molecular biology is important because visualisations can show the dynamic nature of biological systems in ways that traditional textbooks cannot.

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI) has produced some excellent visualisations. (WEHI is based in Melbourne, my home city, as it happens.)

For instance, see this clip, shown below, featuring various animations of DNA and processes associated with DNA (e.g., DNA replication at 2:28):

To explore further, see Drew Berry’s TED talk, “Animations of unseeable biology,” where he discusses some of these visualisations. Also, WEHI’s Art of Science 2018 exhibition is just a few weeks away (10–19 August 2018, 10 am – 6 pm, Federation Square, Melbourne).

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