The DNA Detectives
Welcome to The DNA Detectives.
Season 1, Ep. 0
Welcome to The DNA Detectives! Here's a bit more about what we're going to be doing in the series.
DNA: Fighting malaria
Malaria is a disease carried by mosquitoes and it kills nearly half a million people per year. What if we could use DNA to try and stop that happening? Meet Dr Mara Lawniczak and Dr. Marcus Lee, two scientists who are trying to do just that.
DNA: Catching criminals
Ever watched a police drama on TV and heard them talk about 'forensics'? It's all about collecting clues and one of those clues can be DNA! Find out how DNA is used to solve crimes with forensic scientist, Jessica Wenham.
DNA: Defeating COVID-19
We've all heard of the different COVID-19 'variants' but what does that actually mean and how can we fight the virus if it keeps changing? Dr Frank Schwach, one of the scientists working to create the vaccines we're all relying on, explains how DNA is being used to defeat this disease.