News from the future: Printing with DNA
One day, you’ll be able to write a book and use your own DNA in the ink – I look for forward to backing up the MAKE team’s DNA in the pages of MAKE…
Tokyo-based Ko-sin Printing has developed a printing process that allows authors to add a more personal touch to their printed works by using ink that includes their DNA.
Once DNA is extracted from a human (or animal) hair or nail sample provided by the author, it is blended with a special ink and used in the printing process. Ko-sin has already put the technology to use in some self-published autobiographies whose title pages are printed with ink that includes the author’s DNA. Mixing DNA in with the ink does not alter the appearance of the page, the company says.
- DNA Hacking – Link.
- HOW TO – Get your own DNA – Link.
- HOW TO – Extract DNA from anything living – Link.
- DIY DNA Explorer Kit – Link.
- Art from your DNA… – Link.
- Extracting DNA kit & DNA projects – Link.
- Coffee shop offers DNA testing – Link.
From the pages of MAKE:
Kitchen Counter DNA Lab. Extract, purify, and experiment with the blueprint of life. MAKE 07 – page 59. Subscribers–read this article now in your digital edition or get MAKE 07 @ the Maker store.
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