We Want Our Genome Story Digital Book

“We Want Our Genome Story” digital book takes you into the heart of the Genomic Revolution. Follow Artist, the hero and intrepid Genome Explorer, on a journey to discover our magnificent genomes. Which path will you choose?

Take the “Wonderment Seeker” path to learn what makes our genomes magnificent. Follow the “Storm Chaser” path for answers to her genetic disease. What happens next? Does she return to her studio with her Genome Story?

Here’s a hint: Whether young or not so much, we’re all students in elementary genome school together. You can buy “We Want Our Genome Story” from Apple Books in 2023. Ask to be notified when available.

For Genome Explorers like you

The “We Want Our Genome Story” digital book is for millions of us who already have our DNA data. We are a vanguard of Genome Explorers — we want to know more and what’s coming next. My book shows what’s on the horizon and introduces you to the scientific experts.

Experts such as the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). Check out their “Bold Predictions for Human Genomics by 2030” (here). Building a Pangenome to understand the full spectrum of human genetic variation is one of the exciting goals.

Being a Genome Explorer is a proper hero’s adventure. Could be surprising and thrilling; maybe baffling and vexing — certainly life-saving. “We Want Our Genome Story” digital book is your guide to the potential and possibilities, the wonder and beauty in our Genome Stories.

"We Want Our Genome Story" digital book by Lynn Fellman

Dig into the science behind your Genome Story

"We Want Our Genome Story” by Lynn Fellman

More than a story

A person named Artist is curious about genomics, the study of all our DNA. She wonders, “What is a genome exactly? What does it look like?” Simple questions, and yet, dig into the science and you’ll find a whole lot of amazing.

"We Want Our Genome Story” by Lynn Fellman

Science backstory

Tap on her questions to find the science behind the story. They all link to stuff you don’t want to miss. “De novo mutation, what’s that? Dark zones, are they scary?” Never fear; jargon-free explanations will make you genome-smart.

"We Want Our Genome Story” by Lynn Fellman

Discover more

Discover more from podcasts, videos, scientific papers, and interviews with scientists. You’ll learn how fantastic our genomes truly are, and why it’s essential to be genome-literate in the Twenty-first Century.

Art + story + science = “we get it!”

“We Want Our Genome Story” is an illustrated book with something vital — explanations of genomic science. It’s my shrewd plan to entice with beauty to nudge your curiosity. Experience the wonder of your inner biology. Spark a desire to understand your magnificent genome and morph into a genome-smart advocate-for-science.

60 story pages* with full-color illustrations depicting Artist’s journey. Each page also has questions that link to the “Discover more” chapter with answers and explanations about the science. Reading level: children aged 4-8.

*I’m drawing and writing the digital book now, so the page count is approximate. The book will be published in 2022 on Apple Books.

100 science pages of words and graphics, plus, interviews, podcasts, animations, and Twitter threads from the experts. This is the “Discover More” chapter to understand genomics and build your own Genome Story. Reading level: 6th grade.

Did you know?

DNA vs Genome. What’s the diff? Artist says genome. You say DNA. What’s the diff? Your genome is all of your DNA. The sum of the DNA on 46 chromosomes + DNA from genes in mitochondria = your genome. Did you know that direct-to-consumer companies test only a fraction of it? What if you could get all of your DNA tested?

That’s what Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) delivers. What treasures could your billions of bits reveal? WGS can find the code for extra-sensory powers or rare, life-enhancing mutations that only you possess. It’s the kind of wonderment in our genomes that Artist explores.

Pastel painting by Lynn Fellman