Virtual Field Trip

Genomics: Decoding the Language of Life

Register for the Virtual Field Trip

Have you ever wondered how scientists use DNA to solve some of the world’s toughest problems? Find out how to use data from DNA to fight diseases like coronavirus, combat hunger through agriculture innovations, and optimize the natural environment of sea dragons! Transport students to the Illumina labs in San Diego, California to meet real-world experts who are harnessing the power of the genome to improve lives and support the Earth’s natural resources.

Register now and join us live for the premiere on Thursday, September 15, 2022 @ 1PM EST.

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Take students inside the labs at Illumina to explore cutting-edge sequencing technology that is being used to decode living things and revolutionize everything from medicine to agriculture to sustainability. Introduce students to an exciting and diverse group of individuals who are working on technology to improve lives and build a healthier future for our planet.

Classroom Conversation Starters



Kickstart discussion and exploration in your class around key topics explored in the Virtual Field Trip.

  • What traits are unique to you, and what traits do you have in common with others?
  • What is the relationship between genomes, genetics, and traits?
  • How does decoding the genome contribute to better medicine and health?
  • What other areas besides medicine can gene sequencing be used to innovate?