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iGEM is an independent and non-profit foundation that supports community members who want to learn about genetic engineering.
They host an international competition every year called the “Giant Jamboree”, where participants get an opportunity to present their work. As of 2022, this competition has been going on for 19 years!
Does this sound like something you would like to get involved in? Read this post to learn how to get started with iGEM.
A genome is the complete set of DNA that makes an organism what it is. There’s a lot of information that’s packed into our DNA, ranging from our skin and hair color to our susceptibility to certain diseases, which is why it’s so important for us to understand our DNA.
The Human Genome Project sought out this exact goal and brought together scientists from across the globe to help sequence the entirety of our DNA.
Learn more about how it was done, and how it has changed what we know about our bodies!