National Geographic

This post is written in a font made of DNA

For more about these DNA sculptures, how they work and what they might be used for, see my piece at Nature News.

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  1. Matt
    May 30, 2012

    This is an exceptionally nerdy thing to say, but this literally made my day. I NEED to write DNA messages in the lab at some point!

  2. Miguel
    May 31, 2012

    next step: a pack of this DNA sans for downloading =D
    i can use the fonts to write all my stuff lol

  3. Old Geezer
    May 31, 2012

    It would seem to matter whose DNA was used. For example, if it were Louis C.K.’s DNA, it would be Comic Sans, wouldn’t it? If it were from the offspring of an early Caesar and a recent newspaper magnate it could be Times New Roman. More information is needed.

  4. the lemur
    June 1, 2012

    How can you live with yourself having posted this and not giving a link to a font pack for it.

  5. Ed Yong
    June 1, 2012

    Oh if only there was a font pack. See that grid at the bottom? 2 hours of cut and paste with Photoshop later…

  6. CJSF
    June 4, 2012

    This so totally should be a font! And @Old Geezer – I laughed, despite promising myself I wouldn’t!

    CJSF

  7. Leon
    June 5, 2012

    I think, one can make 3D-sculptures from RNA. Its chain is more flexible.

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