We can visualize DNA all sorts of ways — and now we can wear it. A company called Dot One is taking individual DNA samples and selling them as prints, or even a scarf.
It’s pretty simple: Dot One sends you a DNA kit, which is a simple cheek swab. Once you’ve swiped the inside of your mouth, you send the kit in, and Dot One uses an algorithm to match repeating sequences with colors.
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It’s not cheap, though. A scarf costs £310 (about $450, depending on the exchange rate), while a print will set you back £139 (roughly $200). Dot One will also map your family, or spin up a tartan, but pricing isn’t listed for either of those products.
UK residents who order a DNA kit by December 18 are guaranteed delivery in time for Christmas. I’m not sure how many will enjoy finding a cheek swab kit under the tree, but the products sure are cool.