HLA Making the Match

  • Client:
    The Bioinformatics Group at Be the Match for viewing on their web site
  • Audience:
    For scientists and a general audience
  • Media:
    Flash animation to MP4 video
  • Production:
    Concept, design, script, animation, narration by Lynn Fellman

The Bioinformatic scientists at Be the Match specialize in understanding the Human Leukocyte Antigen System (HLA). Everyone has a unique and complex HLA system, a legacy from our ancient ancestors who migrated across continents accumulating variation in their genes.

The animation explains how identifying the immune system genes on chromosomes 6 help to refine and speed patient donor matches. Note the unorthodox but clear explanation of sibling matches at 1.20 seconds.

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