Startup helps people turn their genetic information into a beautiful art piece.

Indulging in some vanity now and then is perfectly OK, and what better way to show some self-appreciation than hanging up a work of art made from your very own DNA in the living room? With the promise “We make unique, gallery-quality art from your DNA,” New York City-based company Genetic Ink will soon be offering this sequencing service so you can make yourself the topic of conversation at the next house party.


After signing up for the service, Genetic Ink sends you a DNA collection kit, which you use to take a swab inside your cheek and mail back to them. Their FDA-approved, privacy-secured laboratory will then sequence your DNA and turn it into an art on canvas based on a piece called ‘Spark’ by Swiss-Canadian designer Mathieu Daudelin.

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