DNA Model Art Projects

The DNA model is an extremely interesting thing and its art projects are personal masterpieces for your home. DNA is basically a scientific genetic code which proves each one of us is his/her own unique being.

DNA 11 have decided to combine each person’s unique code with his or her own art piece for home or office. As the pictures illustrate, we can clearly see a difference in each portrait. Since each individual DNA is different, no art project is the same, therefore creating a completely original print.

We have seen other code influences such as Ascii art made by printing ascii code on usable and practical curtains, but this provides a completely different personal artistic touch to your home.

By a simple saliva swab, you can provide your own DNA breakdown which may be made into an art portrait based on the design specs you select. If you like a certain print more than others, you can either re-swab, or ask them if they have a cloning possibility.

Via: FunIs2Cool

22 thoughts on “DNA Model Art Projects

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  2. SS.

    DNA can be thought of as a terrifically long book written in one line, with 4 letters.

    Basically, to get these images, the process is akin to taking the line, cutting it wherever a certain sequence of letters appears, then sorting the fragments based on size. In reality what happens is the DNA is mixed in with restriction enzymes, molecules that do the selective cutting, then placed on a gel. A current is then passed through the gel which makes the fragments of DNA move in the direction of the current (since DNA has an electric charge). Smaller fragments travel further than the larger ones and if you mess with the image a bit or add chemicals to make the fragments glow in the dark, those images are what you get.

    Those bars are fragments of DNA placed in that ‘column’, I think the trails are from the dye not binding properly to the DNA or something, and different columns tend to be the same piece of DNA cut at different places or comparisons of different sections/samples of DNA cut with the same enzymes.

    The process is called gel electrophoresis if you want to read up on it, and it’s really quite simple. The hardest part is getting enough pure DNA to run on a gel, which we tend to use a process called PCR to do overnight after isolating a small amount of DNA.

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  6. Gerakis100.

    Guys… Girls… Guys… you take it’s about the design and the art… don’t take the short intro too seriously

  7. Kevin.

    Very cool design, but seriously, you should edit out that bit about DNA being “a phenomenon.” It makes you sounds like a chump.

  8. ODT.

    Not bad. They remind me of HAL9000’s central memory core, or maybe Gary Seven’s computer display in “Assignment: Earth”.

  9. xoc.

    Just when you thought our culture couldn’t get any more narcissistic.

    Personally, I think Matt’s suggestion would be a more authentic representation.

    1. KI.


      It’s not Narcissistic; I bet most people get it just because it would be AWESOME to have a very large picture of a DNA electrophoresis on the wall. That’s why I’d get it. The fact that it would be my own DNA really has no play on the situation.

      Get off your pedestal.

  10. san.

    “DNA is basically a scientific phenomenon which proves each one of us is his/her own unique being that has its own set of codes and genetic genes.”

    wow you have no idea what DNA is do you?

  11. dtjb.

    “DNA is basically a scientific phenomenon which proves each one of us is his/her own unique being that has its own set of codes and genetic genes.”

    Please, stop with your scientific education. We’re all a little bit dumber for reading that.

    Let the interesting design & technology speak for itself – no commentary needed.

  12. Scott McIntyre.

    These are amazing designs, Tal.

    The DNA sequencing technique sounds like the ultimate in personal art. You can’t get more intimate than your own genes!

    Thank you for featuring these photographs.


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