We Want Our Genome Story Coloring Book

Are you science-curious? Do you like to learn while you color? Whether young or not-so-much, ”We Want Our Genome Story Coloring Book” is for humans at any age. After all, as the First-Gen to have our DNA data, we’re all first-time students learning together. You can buy the coloring book on my SciArt store.

The Coloring Book has illustrations from the first chapter of the digital book. Plus, easy-to-understand words and graphics explain the science on thirty pages of bright white, heavy-weight paper. Use pencils, pastels, markers, watercolors, and let your inner artist and scientist shine.

You are a Genome Explorer

Have you sent a sample of your DNA to a consumer company for ancestry testing? Congratulations! You’re a Genome Explorer. You’ve joined more than 26 million people who have some of their DNA data.

Or, perhaps you’ve joined the “All of Us” program? It’s the U.S. National Institute of Health’s research project to learn about your DNA — for your health and better health for all of us.

It’s why Artist says, “Be a Genome Explorer and watch your data grow with valuable information. When you know your Genome Story — own it, share it, protect it — you’ve joined the Genomic Revolution.

Color while learning about your genome

"Genome Story" coloring book Lynn Fellman

Follow the story

“We Want Our Genome Story Coloring Book” begins with a person named Artist in her studio, making art about the science-in-us. When a young visitor asks, “Why get my whole genome sequenced? What does my DNA say about me? Why be genome-smart?” Artist doesn’t have answers but is determined to learn. Tossing pencils and sketchbook into her pack, she flies out of her studio to discover our genome stories.

Get the science

The more Artist looked, the more she wondered, “Where is my genome? What is a gene? What genes code for my superpower? Hey, geneticist, can you edit my genes if I get sick?” As she gets the answer, you’ll find that you’re participating in something extraordinary — a history-making, human-wide, Genome Story adventure.

Did you know?

We are a mosaic of genomes. Each of us has one genome comprised of chromosomal and mitochondrial DNA. This mighty genome exists in every cell of our body (except red blood cells). Yet, most cells have small changes to the AT and CG base pairs that change the genetic sequence — making us a mosaic of genomes.

The changes are usually harmless, but some mutations could contribute to cancer. What happens when proto-cancer mutations are detected? When to act or only observe? It’s the challenge physicians face with the profusion of highly detailed information.

Pastel painting by Lynn Fellman