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December 05, 2006

Show the world your DNA

DNA portrait

Want the world to see the real you? Want to show off what you're really made of? Got some disposable cash? Then you may be a perfect candidate for a DNA portrait from dna 11. For as little as $390, dna 11 will turn a sample of your genetic material into a custom work of art. Here's how it works...

Using the kit that dna 11 sends you, you swab the inside of your cheek, gathering a few epithelial cells. You then send the swab back to dna 11, which sends it to a genetics lab, which creates a gel spread of your chromosomes, which is then photographed and printed on canvas and then shipped back to you.

The company offers a variety of canvas sizes and print colors. They'll also combine two or more DNA samples into a split image, which would be about a zillion times cooler than one of those family portraits from Sears.


Posted by Chris Spurgeon at December 5, 2006 10:16 PM


The gel image here might be called a "gel image" or a "fingerprint" but definitely not a "spread".

A spread of your chromosomes would look like this:

Posted by: beth at December 21, 2006 07:47 AM