DNA in art

How has DNA inspired art?

Today is DNA Day, a day to celebrate DNA, genetics, and all the science and medical advances that come with it. In just a few decades, DNA has become so familiar and so much a part of our culture that it hasn’t just influenced science – it inspired art. There…

Finding DNA sculptures in London

On Sunday, a group of friends and I set out to find the DNA sculptures that are scattered around London this summer. The weather wasn’t the best, and we started the journey in heavy rain, but it got a little bit better later. We didn’t make it to all 21…

DNA sculptures in London – walking tour

This summer London is host to another series of artist-decorated sculptures. After elephants, buses, and book benches, this time the theme is DNA! Join me and other local science communication folks on a walking tour on July 26. The sculptures, in support of Cancer Research UK,  will be on display…

DNA scarf

A great find on Flickr: watergirl made this DNA scarf: Flickr user thomasina also made a DNA scarf, at a different magnification. Thanks for visiting easternblot.net! I’ve been writing about science and scientists in art/culture/life since 2005, both on this blog and for other sites and publications. To find out…

DNA art

“DNA11 creates abstract art from a sample of your DNA”, says their website. While this is a pretty cool idea, I don’t agree with “abstract art”. To me; it’s just an enormous print of a very standard DNA analysis. There isn’t really anything abstract about it: it’s a photo, and…

Knitted DNA

Kimberly Chapman has several knitted patterns of coils and helices on her website. Most of them are snakes, but…one of them is a DNA helix! Baby’s First DNA From the site: “This is a knitted model of DNA, complete with GC/TA base pairs represented by orange-green bars with a pointed…