A recent press release about DNA Art Gallery has taken the print industry by storm. We are honored that so many top online publications have featured the following article. It has been amazing to watch this article pop up on industry websites, social media pages and more!
Wichita, KS, United States, May 4, 2016 (PressReleasePoint) – DNA Art Gallery LLC creates personalized DNA portraits on canvas made from one's DNA profile. DNA Portraits display one's genetic profile in artwork. Using a patent pending process to capture one's DNA Profile, each art piece not only displays one's unique genetic fingerprint, but also illustrates the traits that make each person unique, such as love, success, happiness, creativity, IQ, and more. This is done in the lab by adding custom PCR primers that target specific genes when creating one's DNA Portrait.
How it works is a DNA Collection Kit is sent out with easy-to-use instructions on how to collect DNA with a buccal swab, this basically collects DNA from the saliva from one's mouth. After receiving and processing the DNA sample, the image is then transposed to a canvas or digital file using photo editing software. DNA Art Gallery offers an original, abstract, newborn, and pet product lines. All products include optional photo overlay, large canvas sizes, and gallery wrapped option.
"I have always been interested in science. After working in various labs throughout school and work, I thought this would be a great idea, so I added targeted genes to my lab process and patented it!", stated owner Lisa Camper. This process begins by isolating the DNA from the buccal swab. Primers and restriction enzymes are added to the DNA solution, which are basically molecular “scissors” to cleave the DNA at precise locations. Since this is a small amount of DNA at this point, the sample size is augmented using a technique called PCR. In short, this technique uses thermal cycling to amplify the DNA sample by taking it through a series of steps. Now thousands of copies of particular DNA sequences have been generated and are ready for separation of the DNA using gel electrophoresis. During this step the DNA sample is placed in a porous, sponge-like matrix, and an electric current is ran through to separate the different sized fragments, creating an illustration of one's unique DNA Fingerprint.
The Pet Portraits are for those interested in getting their beloved pet’s genetic fingerprint as art. The love one's furry friend has provided over the years has made them a true member of the family. Capturing their genetic portrait is a great memento of this strong bond between.
This also makes a great gift for those with newborns wanting an original and unique portrait. With targeted genes for the baby's genetic fingerprint - parents can can catch a glimpse of love, happiness, and creativity one's bundle of joy will bring. The Newborn Portrait bundle includes everything expecting mothers could want in their babies DNA Portrait. DNA Art Gallery also offers combined portraits for those interested in creating a portrait with the one they love. This makes great gift for weddings and anniversaries.