One Human Genome
Voice 1: Thank you for joining us for today's Spotlight program! I'm Rebekah Schipper.
Voice 2: And I'm Liz Waid. Spotlight uses a special English method of Broadcasting. It is easier for people to understand, no matter where in the world they live.
Have you ever looked at people and just thought about how different they are? You could never get along with them! You have nothing in common with them!
Voice 1: Well, today on Spotlight we will show you that you are not as different from other people as you might think. In fact, your genes are ninety-nine point nine percent the same as everyone else on the earth! Can you believe it? Keep listening!
Voice 3: It tells your eyes and skin what colour they will be.
Voice 4: It tells your fingers how long they will be.
Voice 5: It decides if you will have your mother's small nose or your father's big hands.
Voice 6: It even tells your body if you will be male or female.
Voice 3: It is found in every part of your body.
Voice 5: It tells everything inside and outside your body how to act.