My family's DNA portrait

During a recent trip to the zoo, this silverback gorilla walked up to an observation window, leaned forward, stared into my son’s eyes and struck a pose remarkably similar to that of my son’s. They were frozen in this state for a good 5-10 seconds. Long...

Music and the Mind

Obviously, with a name like “Science Cheerleader” I spend a lot of time advocating (good) science, in addition to technology, engineering and math (but “STEM Cheerleader” just doesn’t sound as cool). I’d like to take this...

Turn your DNA into art.

I met many fascinating people in Minneapolis¬†at Innovation 2008.¬† One of them is Lynn Fellman, an artist who creates personalized portraits–and I do mean personalized. Her portraits are based on DNA sequences and mutation markers. I’m ordering...

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