A self-portrait; of your DNA

by Paz

DNA self-portrait.

This isn’t really a gadget, but a cool idea for the home anyway; a framed portrait of your DNA to add a bit of style and individualism to your living room.

Getting your genetic portrait made is straight forward enough; choose your frame and colour option, take a sample of saliva using your “DNA collection kit” and wait for framed canvas portrait to arrive by post 4 to 8 weeks later.

The picture is almost guaranteed to be one of a kind because each DNA fingerprint image in the human population is unique, with the exception of identical twins conceived from the same egg.

Naturally, chic doesn’t come cheap. The cheapest 18”x 24” DNA portrait costs $390 plus shipping, the most expensive $1300, but comes with a gorgeous looking backlit frame shown in the photo above.

The portrait’s not to everyone’s taste in art though, my wife hates the idea so I won’t be getting one of these DNA portraits any time soon. But like them or loathe them, they’re guaranteed to turn heads.

Found via Fresh Trend. Produced by DNA 11.

3 reviews or comments

DNA Art (Part 2) » Coolest Gadgets Says: October 25, 2006 at 1:01 pm

[…] We wrote about DNA art earlier in the year, I just came across it again today and still find it particularly cool (if somewhat expensive) so thought I’d write about their products in a bit more detail (who knows they may even send me a freebie ). […]

Aig Says: January 6, 2007 at 3:40 pm

This was a great site. I needed to find something for my Homework and This site helped me out so much! Thanx alot!!!!

Greg Says: November 14, 2007 at 8:21 am

Another company proposing the same art styles http://www.dnalux.com, gives you a frame with the printed artwork, hence delivering a final artwork. They propose bespoke artworks as well. The fact there are some doctors among the founders gives credibility regarding the uniqueness of the fingerprint when you compare to other marketing-oriented companies doing the same.

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