How to Get a New Genome: A Crossword Game
The answer to that crossword puzzle was, “I don’t know.”
But if you’re willing to get an answer, you can use the same technology to create a map of the human genome and its genetic history, as part of a project called a genome map.
If you want to get your hands dirty, here’s how.1.
Start with a blank page.
You can create your own map of our genetic code with a couple of lines of code: one that maps out the entire genome, and another that maps it according to each individual’s DNA sequence.1 of 10 Next >>1.
Make a new blank page with no names or symbols.
Here, the code for the human gene is encoded in the DNA molecule, and the code of the X chromosome, or Y chromosome, is mapped to the top of the blank page, below the code to create an area to record the genome.2.
The map is blank.
You’re left with a map that looks like this:3.
You’ll need a way to tell the map from the data.
You could, for instance, ask someone to write down the DNA sequence of the person who has this mutation, or ask them to write a short code for this person.
But you could also ask a computer to make a map based on the data it collects.
If the computer says, “The data says that this person has this X mutation, so that’s what I’m going to do,” you can try that.4.
Try different code to get the same result.
For instance, if the data says a person with this mutation has a mutation in the X, you could try putting the mutation in that place in the map.
Or you could look for the X mutation on the code page itself.
It might be easier to just put a mutation at the top, or somewhere on the right side of the map, so the person with the mutation has to be on the left side of that line.5.
Go back to the blank map and repeat.
You should get the result you want, but the map is now blank.
So now you need to create another blank map.
Try to figure out the code that would make that new map.6.
Finally, you’ll need to figure the number of mutations in the person’s DNA that you think would make it difficult or impossible for the code on the blank code page to be correct.
You might ask yourself, “Well, it’s a long string of mutations, but if I could just get a few of those to go away, I’d be pretty confident that I could get the map to work.”7.
Finally: Try to find a way for the new map to be the right size.
It doesn’t have to be perfect, but it should be at least twice as large as the code map, and three times as large, as you could get by just adding up the number from the blank codes.8.
If that works, you have your first map.
Now you need a second map.
It should also be larger than the first one, so you’ll have the genetic data from the first map, but you’ll also have the DNA data from a second blank map, which might be closer to the original map.
This second map might have the same code as the first, but with the same number of markers, but also, for some reason, it has the same X mutation.
You’d want to find out what that mutation is, and then try again, with a different code.
And so on.
If this second map is the right one, you should get a second result, too.9.
Repeat steps 4 and 5 until you have two maps.
You now have the first genetic map, the first code map (which you can see below), and the first genomic map.
You may also want to try different codes on the first two maps, or just keep trying until you get a result that fits the code maps.
Now, let’s take a look at some of the genetic information that can be gleaned from a map.
The first map contains a lot of DNA code.
The second map contains some of that code.
Here are some examples:10.
In the first gene map, you find a single mutation that’s very close to the code, but has the X location in it.11.
In another gene map that’s only slightly different, you also find a mutation that has the Y location in the code.12.
In a third gene map with slightly different code, you’re looking at two mutations that have the X and Y locations in them, and a mutation with the Y.13.
In one of the genomes that you’ll be trying to find your first mutation, you’ve also found a mutation.
The third mutation is different, but a much smaller one.14.
In each of the three genomes, you might