For sale: DNA jewel


April 17 th, 2015




To honour the British scientist Rosalind Franklin, who photographed the helical shape of a DNA molecule with an X-ray machine in 1920, the Montreal-based company chose the name ‘Rosalind Treasures’. "When extracted from cells in large quantities, deoxyribonucleic acid adopts the white filamentous appearance of cotton," says one on Rosalind Treasures’ website of. The procedure is simple: the DNA is extracted and encapsulated in a silver pendant with resin, which cannot be altered by water, sun or manipulation.

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