We Want Our

Genome Story

Interactive ebook for all humans at any age

This is a true story.

I’m an artist who writes and draws about genomic science. Little did I know I had a genetic disease. What a shock! I got treatment, got healthy, and along the way, made the eBook, “We Want Our Genome Story.” It’s my true story as a genome explorer and cancer survivor. Peek inside the eBook.

You’ll meet my avatar, “Artist,” in the illustrated layer of the story. When you open the eBook, hop around. Look for hidden gems. Tap buttons to open explanations of the science behind her journey. You will find how fierce and fantastic our Genome Stories can be. Buy it from Apple Books.

We are all Genome Explorers.

Did you take a DNA test? Yes? Congratulations! You are a Genome Explorer. “We Want Our Genome Story” eBook is made for you. As the First Gen to have our code, we are students learning together.
The character Artist, in the eBook, leads the way. Asking questions. Seeking knowledge. Finding the wonder. Weaving explanations of science into her illustrated journey. Inspiring you to be genome-literate for the Twenty-first Century.

The Genome Story SciArt Collection

The SciArt Collection is a series of work illuminating areas of genomic science that don’t make the headlines and created to ignite your curiosity about the science-in-you. It’s the basic research that will light up your genome with new, relevant knowledge.

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Fine Art Prints

The prints are a series of images about genomic structural variation and the dark zones in our genomes. Printed with archival paper and inks, they include a sidebar about the science.

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Note Cards

The note cards are variations on the theme of dark zones in our gneomes. Available in two different sets of vibrant designs — they are specially made for the artist and scientist-in-you.

Genome Story Coloring Book

Coloring Book

Are you science-curious? “We Want Our Genome Story Coloring Book” is for all humans at any age. It has 30 pages of art, story, and science to make you smarter while you color.

Are you ready for the Genomics Revolution?

“We Want Our Genome Story” takes you into the heart of the Genomics Revolution. The convergence of science + tech + the big data of your whole genome integrated into your everyday life. A revolution can feel risky so we need to be genome-smart. To protect and share our data wisely. Promote ethical and inclusive public policies. That’s why Artist says, “Bring your curiosity and wonder, and you will find, your inner artist and scientist start to shine.”

Did you know?

There are dark zones in your genome. They are “dark” because long repetitive sequences and large, duplicated chunks are tough to map. Current, short-read methods aren’t up to the task. It’s a problem because that’s where disease-causing variants in genes can hide.

New, long-read methods can map the dark regions, untangle repetitive stretches and even find new genes. It is cool tech propelling advances in medical genomics. Check out my post about the Dark Zones of our Genomes for more about it.