Videos and Animations about Genomic Science
Engaging stories and vibrant illustrations explain the genomic research in these short animations.

Gene Cross-Talk Animation

I’ve produced over a dozen videos and animations about genomic science. “Gene Cross-Talk” is one of my favorites. I was thrilled when the Fulbright Association gave me a Senior Scholar Award to produce the video about the evolutionary genomics research of Dr. Dan Mishmar.

I created the animation in the Mishmar Lab at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Be’er Sheva, Israel. The animation tells the story of coevolution between mitochondrial and nuclear DNA. After consulting with Dr. Mishmar to get the details just right, I wrote, narrated, illustrated, and animated the 3-minute video.

Designed for a general audience, “Gene Cross-Talk” is freely available for educational use. You can download the animation here. Check out all the animations in my Vimeo library here.

Animations for the
GWG Conference

The Genome Writers Guild (GWG) is a scientific organization building a better future for humanity through genome engineering and public education.

I’m a founding member and help plan our annual conference for genome engineers and synthetic biologists to present their late-breaking research. We also invite artists, authors, and journalists to speak at special sessions designed for the public.

These examples are from a series for the GWG Future-Now Therapies Conference. You can watch all the videos for the event in my Vimeo Library.

HLA: Making the Match

“HLA” is short for Human Leukocyte Antigen System. It’s the immune system we inherit from our parents and ancient ancestors. Bioinformatics scientists specialize in deciphering the critical components of HLA. They identify the genes and specific variants to ensure accurate patient-donor matches.

This animation talks about their research at Be The Match and how it can improve successful outcomes for people who need stem cell transplantation.

Genetic Ancestry for
Precision Medicine

Your DNA holds vital, life-saving information not only for your health but for people you don’t know. This animation explains that “in a land of many multis,” such as the United States, identifying genomic variants is critical for people with mixed genetic ancestry who need a donor match.

It’s a superb example of precision medicine to save lives. Bioinformatics scientists at Be the Match developed the data collection tools to find the variants. Learn more about these innovative researchers and view other videos and animations about genomic science in my Vimeo Library.

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