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Whole Genome Sequencing: A Useful Tool for Patients

Whole Genome Sequencing: A Useful Tool for Patients

Whole Genome Sequencing: A Useful Tool for Patients

During my long undiagnosed journey and the more I reviewed my own records, the more I realised there was a piece of the puzzle missing. For a long time, I could not think of what diagnostic tool could possibly be – until I read a statement from a clinician suggesting that long-term undiagnosed conditions could be genetic. This was a revelation to me, one took 38 years to realise.  

Short answer to the big question: how much DNA do we share with bananas?

Short answer to the big question: how much DNA do we share with bananas?

Short answer to the big question: how much DNA do we share with bananas?

Just like humans, banana plants have genes and DNA in their cells, and their DNA determines their traits. We cannot see a single cell or the DNA inside of it only with our eyes, but if we remove DNA from millions of cells, we will be able to view it without a microscope, just like it happens with strawberries.