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 elementary students learning together.

The Coloring Book has delightful illustrations from the first chapter of the digital book. Plus, easy to understand explanations of the science of your genome. Use pencils, pastels, markers, and watercolors to let your inner artist and scientist shine.

You're a Genome Explorer

Have you sent a sample of your DNA for genetic testing? Congratulations! You’ve joined the Genomic Revolution. Are you one of more than 350,000 in the All of Us Research Program? Then double hurray! It returns information about your data to help you learn more about your health. 

Artist says, “Watch your data grow with new and valuable information as science advances. Know your Genome Story — own it, share it, and protect it, and we can make precision health care possible.”

"Genome Story" coloring book Lynn Fellman

Color while learning about your genome

Follow the story

“We Want Our Genome Story Coloring Book” opens with a person named Artist in her studio, making art about the science-in-us. When a young visitor asks, “What does my DNA say about me?” Artist doesn’t know and promises to look. Grabbing her pack with pencils and sketchbooks, she flies out of her studio on a quest for the answer.

Get the science

The more she looks, the more she wonders, “Where is my genome? What is a gene? What genes code for my superpower?” When Artist asks, “Hey, geneticist, can you edit my genes if I get sick?” As you learn the answers, you’ll find that you and your genome are part of something extraordinary — a history-making, human-wide, Genome Story adventure.

Did you know?

There are dark zones in your genome. They are “dark” because long repetitive regions and large, duplicated chunks are tough to map. It’s a problem because disease-causing variants can hide in the dark zones.

Current, short-read sequencing tech isn’t up to the task. But new, long-read tech can map the dark regions, untangle repetitive stretches, and even find new genes. Check out my post about this cool tech propelling advances in medical genomics.

Pastel painting by Lynn Fellman