Create a Masterpiece of Life With Personalized and Unique DNA Art

Friday, October 3, 2008 General News
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SAN DIEGO, Oct. 2 MyGeneImage introduces a new andinnovative way to personalize artwork. The company creates unique works ofart through the use of DNA sequence and genetic codes. DNA extracted fromindividual cheek-swab samples is used to generate original expressions of artfor individuals from newborns to grandparents, and every age in between.

How it Works

The process of generating the DNA Art is simple. By request, individuals receive a Sample Collection Package includingtools to swab the inside of the cheek to collect buccal cells, which hold thebody's DNA. The collection process is easy and painless, and is completed bysimply pressing the collector against the inside of the cheek several times.The customer then sends the collector back to the MyGeneImage laboratory (inthe provided pre-paid overnight envelope), where the DNA is extracted andgenerated into a fascinating piece of genetic art. The art creation processtakes only two weeks.

Individuals help define their own pieces of art by selecting the specificgene sequence that is used in the final piece, as well as the design,background color and size of the artwork. Customers select one of three formsof DNA Art: myArtwork, reflections of the individual's gene sequence displayedin picturesque art; myCrystal, DNA sequence engraved inside a crystalstructure with the 2D or 3D picture of the individual; or myGenetic ID, theultimate identification card with genetic markers to truly distinguish anindividual from others.

Why DNA Art?

MyGeneImage designs DNA Art to impress and inspire the individual and tocaptivate exploration of genetic origins. Each work of art is remarkable andunique as it displays the magnificence of the DNA sequence with theindividually selected gene. MyGeneImage is committed to maintainingstate-of-the-art techniques to create new art forms and offering all customersa compelling introduction into the basis of their genetic origin.

About MyGeneImage

MyGeneImage uses DNA and genetic sequencing to develop unique pieces ofpersonalized Art. The MyGeneImage laboratory is located in the Sorrento Mesaarea of San Diego, a hotbed for the biotech industry, and its professionallytrained staff includes an experienced scientific and technical team.MyGeneImage partners with Eton Bioscience Inc., a privately held company thatprovides biological research communities of academia and industry withservices, which assist in ongoing experiments and investigations in a diversearray of biomedical research topics aimed at discovering cures for diseasessuch as hypertension, cancer, Parkinson's disease, cystic fibrosis, along withmany other important human diseases. For more information, visit Contact: Tanya Sammis, MasonPR 210.731.6646

SOURCE MyGeneImage

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