Genetic Sequencing is like peeling a banana, but a thousand times

Once upon a time, there was the nucleus 🧠

The nucleus may just seem like a place where instructions are just sent out. Actually, the process is quite complex. The very first thing that you’ll “see” are chromosomes. In total, there are 46 chromosomes, (in pairs → 23 pairs of chromosomes), half are from each parent.

  • Sugar Group
  • 1 of 4 Nitrogenous Bases: Adenine, Cytosine, Thymine, Guanine

Is it really worth it to get your genes sequenced?

A couple of years ago, Barrack Obama invested more than $215 million USD dollars into precision medicine. Organization spend a lot of time, developing and improving this new approach to medicine. All with the help of gene sequencing! With the rapidly decreasing cost of genetic sequencing, it may be a great decision to help overcome diseases or illness, and build better understanding of it. There are many benefits of genetic sequencing, like deepening knowledge of biology, like cells and DNA.

The long of chain of genetics⛓️ 🧬

“Why am I so short?!?!” — It’s genetics

  1. Metaphase
  2. Anaphase

Prophase

Prophase is the first phase of mitosis. The process that separates the duplicated genetic material carried in the nucleus of a parent cell into two identical daughter cells. In prophase, the DNA, chromatin, and other organelles condenses. It grows larger, and extends in size. Chromatin becomes much more visible, since the mass enlargers, and begins to separate.

Metaphase

Metaphase is the second phase of mitosis. The highlight of this process is the separation of duplicated genetic material contained in the nucleus of a parent cell into two daughter cells. During metaphase, the cell’s chromosomes align themselves in the middle of the cell. The chromosomes are relocated a brought to the centromere, are called sister chromatids.

Anaphase

Anaphase is the last phase of mitosis. This phase specifically, separates the duplicated genetic material contained in the nucleus of a parent cell, into two daughter cells.

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Sanvi Rao

Sanvi Rao

Hey! I’m Sanvi. A 14 year old, who loves a challenge and is super passionate about learning the world’s biggest problems.