Sunshine Vitamin

Sunshine Vitamin

Sunshine Vitamin shows the latest in scientific understanding about how genetic code can be influenced by the body’s exposure to the sun. Vitamin D penetrates deep into a writhing molecular landscape that exists in all of us, and ‘switches on’ surprising processes, like the making of proteins that strengthen our bones.

This animation is part of a WEHI.TV series from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute’s award-winning biomedical animator Dr Drew Berry, designed to explain complex scientific processes easily to a broad audience.

Sunshine Vitamin was originally created for E.O.Wilson’s Life on Earth interactive textbook of biology, 2014.

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