This is from the department of "Slap to My Head, Why Didn't I Think of That?" A company called DNA 11 is merging the exquisite beauty of biology to custom made art. Essentially what they do is collect swabs of DNA samples, fingerprints, or lip-prints (i.e. "kisses") from clients and turn it into artistic creations. A recent article in Smithsonian.com describes the process in a little more depth and there is also ample information on the DNA 11 website. Below, are three pictures that I copied from DNA 11. I think it is great when folks get a little closer to understanding how science works, especially in a highly personalized and beautiful way. I guess I don't have anything more to add except applause. Clap! Clap! Clap! Clap! Clap! Clap! Way to go DNA 11.
Scot Bastian Ph.D. is a scientist and artist who lives in Seattle WA.