Or at least, there’s more there than you thought
In the arena of genetics, perhaps it comes as no surprise that the story of Genomac is intertwined with the tale of a monkey. When the first low-land gorilla was born in captivity in the Prague zoo in December of 2004, no one at the zoo could tell whether the baby gorilla Moja was female or male. A small genetic research institute named Genomac was asked to help. Genomac applied a Y chromosome test kit which was used to identify Moja as a female (by excluding that she had a Y chromosome). At the time, no one knew that this simple test kit would be vital to Genomac’s future work bringing lifestyle and fashion to the science of genetics.