We Want Our

Genome Story

Interactive digital book for all humans at any age

"We Want Our Genome Story" interactive digital book

We are Genome Explorers

Have you had your DNA sequenced to learn your genetic ancestry? Congratulations! You’re a Genome Explorer. How about a COVID-19 test that can detect the virus’s genetic material? Or a test to diagnose a rare disease? All explore your DNA and set you on a path to your Genome Story.

As the first generation to have our genomic data, we’re the early pioneers — exploring the expanding human-wide genome story. A person named Artist, the heroine of “We Want Our Genome Story,” leads the way — asking questions, meeting experts, and gathering knowledge. Inspiring you to be genome-literate for the Twenty-first Century.

Lynn Fellman artist for science her book "We Want Our Genome Story"

This is a true story

I’m Lynn Fellman, an artist who writes and draws about genomic science. Little did I know that crazy mutations were messing with my genome. What a shock! I got treatment, got healthy, and made “We Want Our Genome Story.” My true story as a Genome Explorer and genetic disease survivor.

It’s an interactive digital book available in the Apple Book Store in 2022. Peek inside now, and you’ll meet Artist, my avatar, and intrepid Genome Explorer. She makes us think. Sometimes delight. With a sense of wonder and a bit of sass, she asks questions we all have.

The Genomic Revolution

We’re in the midst of a Genomic Revolution. It impacts all humans — saving lives right now with the genome-engineered vaccine fighting the coronavirus. And CRISPR, a gene-editing tool to help living beings adapt and survive the climate crisis.

The Genomic Revolution impacts your daily life. With advanced tech to sequence your whole genome and link your data to your digital devices — you can improve your health, maybe save your life. The potential and possibilities are exciting, but we need to be genome-smart.

To protect our data and share it wisely; to guide ethical and inclusive healthcare policies. “We Want Our Genome Story” takes you into the heart of the revolution to get science-savvy. It’s why Artist says, “As the First-Gen to have our data, future generations are counting on us to get it right.”

SciArt Collection

Treat yourself or a colleague to a fine art print, book, or DNA note cards from my SciArt Collection. Each one celebrates the science that illuminates our genomes.

“Dancing Helix” original fine art print

Fine Art Prints

Dancing Helix fine art prints are a series of images celebrating the iconic double helix. Each unique design is printed with pigment inks on archival paper for vivid colors and museum-quality longevity.

“Double Helix” notecards

NoteCards

Choose from a selection of genome-themed greeting cards and note cards in vibrant designs. Specially made for the artist and scientist-in-you. Shipping is free.

"We Want Our Genome Story" coloring book

Coloring Book

“We Want Our Genome Story Coloring Book” is for science-curious humans of any age. It has 30 pages of art and story with explanations of the science. Shipping is free.

Did you know?

The human genome is finally complete. Oh, you thought it was fully sequenced long ago? Only now, twenty years after the first draft, “a team of 99 scientists has finally deciphered the entire thing.” And they found critical information hiding in regions like the dark zones that older sequencing machines couldn’t see.

New technology, such as nanopore tech, can see and read each chromosome from end to end (telomere-to-telomere) to get all the data. It’s challenging work, and the T2T consortium is taking on the task. Their research also includes DNA from ancestral groups worldwide for a complete reference of human genetic variation. It’s a huge and exciting project called the Human Pangenome that will inform your genome, too.

Pastel painting by Lynn Fellman
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