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The Latest Exhibit: Your DNA



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    For $120, a California company will turn your DNA into wall art.

    If you're looking for interesting (or should we say really interesting) art work, we have the perfect solution for you.

    My Gene Image, a company based out of California, promises to turn your DNA into a work of art you can display in your home or at the office.

    Katherine Sutton, a freelance writer for explains: 


    The process was simple, to my delight. A few clicks on the website to select color and dimensions, a swab of my cheek on a little gray stick returned by mail, and I was soon presented with my one-of-kind, sophisticated piece, a canvas of the letters A, G, C, and T on a Matrix-like design. (For those of you who need a brief refresher-My Gene Image explains: "DNA can be thought of as the building blocks of life. It is made of sugars and phosphate. On each sugar, there is one of four bases attached: A, G, C, or T.")

    So now I have a little piece of me, literally, hanging in my living room. It's a superb conversation starter.

    Our guess was the art would be pretty expensive, but it's actually not to bad. Prices range from $120 to $499 depending on size.