July 06, 2022
Do you know your A’s, C’s, G’s and T’s? They are the four types of bases in a DNA molecule which consists of two strands wound around each other; an organism’s complete set of DNA is called its genome. DNA carries the instructions for making specific proteins or sets of proteins. There are about 20,000 genes in the human genome located on 23 pairs of chromosomes, which are packed into the nucleus of a human cell.
“It’s remarkably complex and remarkably important,” says Pascal Spothelfer, “as we move towards a future that will allow us to make informed and specific decisions about our health, the health of all other living beings, plants and the environment.”
Here in Vancouver, Genome BC has been leading the way in the expansion of knowledge and specific beneficial advances in science and technology. COVID-19 research was one such benefactor.
Stuart McNish invited Pascal Spothelfer to join him for a Conversation That Matters about the role Genome BC is playing in our lives and in the expansion of scientific research and bio-medical technology.
Genome BC: A beacon of excellence (w/ Pascal Spothelfer, Genome BC) from Conversations That Matter on Vimeo.