Genome Quilts

Genome QuiltsTurn your DNA sequence into a quilt pattern? I was skeptical, but now I get it. Beverly St. Clair at Genome Quilts had the idea of turning the repeating bases in a DNA molecule into a quilt pattern. She created four different quilt blocks, representing adenine (A), cytosine (C), guanine (G) and thymine (T). By repeating the blocks in the same order the bases appear on any given DNA sequence, she creates a personalized quilt. Pretty nifty. Prices for commissioned work range from $1,000 to $5,000. I predict the pattern will become as classic as Wedding Ring and Jacob’s Ladder.

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