Wednesday, March 2, 2011

One of My Favorite Artists Has a New Jewelry Design

You may have read about one of my favorite artists of all time, my daughter Emma, in this blog post.

She's at it again! She's taking a laboratory science class at college this quarter and in class they extracted some of their own DNA and captured it in this necklace.

Cool! It was a very simple process to extract this DNA - kitchen table science, there are lots of how tos available with a quick Google search. She extracted the DNA from cells from the inside of her cheek. The biggest issue is being sure to get enough cells to start with. What about a line of personalized jewelry where people send you cheek cells, the DNA is extracted and sent back to them in a glass vial necklace? The nerdy scientist in me is just thinking out loud here...

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