From genetics to traits – Screentime

Last week, we posted some background info about the scientific principles behind the LilBubome. Specifically, we introduced the concept of DNA, and that it is the unique combination of DNA building blocks, which gives everyone their individual traits. Importantly, these principles are universal across all walks of life. If you’re interested in the topic, and especially the relevance for human traits and diseases, here’s a two-hour show from PBS from 2001, when the human genome was first sequenced. It explains about the things you can read out of a genome sequence – we’ll recap this, when we explain about the things we are looking for in Lil Bub’s genome. The show is great, but please note that there are some inaccuracies. In particular, the sequencing technology they describe is more than a decade old, and a lot has happened since then (we’ll write about the technology that we’ll be using later).

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