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DNA Double Helix Engagement Ring with Engraved Waveform Message!

DNA Double Helix Engagement Ring with Engraved Waveform Message!

My fiance is a biology geek, so I wanted to incorporate science into her engagement ring. I worked with the jeweler to make a ring that includes a DNA double helix and a waveform of a recorded message cast on the inside of the band. It took six different models and 3D prints to get everything nailed down, but it was worth it.

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How-To: Extract Your DNA

How-To: Extract Your DNA

It’s news to me that it’s possible to extract the DNA from your own cells with just a few household products such as bottled water, dish soap, food coloring, table salt, and isopropyl alcohol. You can learn how to see your own DNA in this fun video from PBS’s NOVA.

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Morphologica Laser-Cut Science Geek Jewelry

Based in Sydney, Australia, the talented crafter behind Morphologica is currently finishing up a PhD in neuroscience. Inspired by the beauty of science, offerings include the DNA pieces shown above as well as dendrites, neurons, and fancy, scrolling “Geek” and “Nerd” necklaces.

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Morphologica laser-cut science geek jewelry

Based in Sydney, Australia, the talented crafter behind Morphologica is currently finishing up a PhD in neuroscience. Inspired by the beauty of science, offerings include the DNA piece shown above as well as dendrites, neurons, and fancy, scrolling “Geek” and “Nerd” necklaces.

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Lego DNA model

Lego DNA model

The Brothers Brick editor Nannan Zhang, a med student at Washington University in St. Louis, created this DNA model out of Bionicle claws in honor of his research mentor’s 60th birthday. He also created another excellent DNA model that even has a secret message in the helices. [via The Brothers Brick]

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Flashback: Kitchen Counter DNA Lab

Flashback: Kitchen Counter DNA Lab

With our Make: Science Room in full swing, I’m reminded of the Backyard Biology issue of MAKE. In Volume 07, we have articles that include freezing and reviving a garden snail, how to set up a home mycology lab, plant grafting and pollination, how to replicate your own DNA, and the cornerstone piece, Dr. Shawn […]

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