genetic information

DNA in discarded cigarettes and chewing gum used to create stunning human-like masks

Our DNA is everywhere, in things we have touched as well as places we’ve been. Thanks to modern technology, our scattered DNA remains can be easily analyzed, revealing information about our unique genetic makeup. US-based artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg’s latest project is based on this idea. Titled Stranger Visions, it includes a series of stunning human-like sculptures built…


Human skin cells reprogrammed into specific brain cells: A possible cure for Huntington’s disease

Huntington's disease(HD) is a fatal genetic disorder, more common among people of Western Europe, that leads to the decline of one's muscle coordination as well as cognitive faculty. One of the major causes behind involuntary and erratic writhing movements of hands and feet, called chorea, this neurodegenerative disease usually makes itself visible at middle-adulthood, between…