This happen to me this weekend. As I was roaming for no reason, walking in circles and muttering about my misbehaving characters, plot holes, pesky details, formatting inconsistencies and lack of stimulating conversation from people with more than double digit IQs, my attention was snapped from my morose wanderings by a snatch of conversation on TV.
It so happens that there is a new fad out called DNA Art Portraits. Starting at the low. low price of $199 usd, you can now order custom made art like never before. Art made to resemble your unique DNA strand. I stared incredulously at this bit of news and immediately forgot about my writing dilemmas, concerned with only finding out more about this DNA art. I’m easily distracted. These are my findings folks.
DNA 11, founded by Adrian Salamunovic and Nazim Ahmed, is a company which pioneered the application of genetic science in order to make millions. Millions by using peoples DNA and turning it into custom made artwork. The crafty sales pitch includes options for your DNA art. You may order DNA portraits, mini portraits, ancestry portraits, finger print portraits and kiss portraits.
After these options, you may choose the size you would like, the configuration of your strand and the color palette that would be best for your décor. The process is painless and fast. After all choices are made, they will send you a collection kit for your DNA samples. Hmmm … am I the only one that thinks WTF?
Okay, maybe I need to seek help for my paranoia, but really folks, is giving away samples of your DNA in this day and age a good idea?
Painless they say … swab your check to collect the cells or fingerprint yourself and send it back. They are never going to stop innovating … great.
The idea is interesting, their products eye catching but I would never send a sample of my DNA to a company. Oh hell no. Big Brother anyone? No, not me. I don’t think so and I don’t understand those who are shelling out the money and their DNA for it.
For more information on DNA 11 click HERE.