Four competing companies offer artworks based on your unique genetic code, but which one will make your genes look coolest? We compare DNA portraits from each company, each with a very different take on the art of genetic information.
DNA Art Forms takes a more interpretive approach with DNA portraiture than most companies. After identifying 15 unique regions of your genetic code, clients consult with an artist as to how they want their DNA represented, be it as an abstract form, a landscape, or as an actual portrait including your image. Portraits start at $1500, and clients are consulted each step of the way, approving concept sketches before paint ever touches canvas.
DNA 11, which claims to have pioneered the DNA portrait, takes a more straightforward approach, taking a traditional representation of a genetic profile and offering it in a wide variety of colors and sizes. The glass portraits start at $199, and fingerprint and kiss portraits are available as well.
If you just want a representation of a single gene, My Gene Image will look at a single gene from your genetic sample, such as an eye color, pheromone, circadian rhythm, or mood gene. The company will then identify the sequence of nucleotides that make up that gene, and will render the gene as a series of As, Ts, Gs, and Cs against a colorful background.
WEB2DNA doesn't actually sell artwork, and its images don't actually represent human DNA, although they are done in the style of a genetic profile. It actually converts website data into a visual structure based on DNA portraits, creating a visual "genetic profile" for your website. And, if the mood strikes you, you could always print it out and hang it on your wall.
London Calling DNA Portrait from DNA Art Forms
Miss Mad M DNA Portrait from DNA Art Forms
Theresa DNA Portrait from DNA Art Forms
Ephemeral — Two DNA Profiles from DNA Art Forms
Catherine — Single DNA Profile from DNA Art Forms
One Wish for You DNA Landscape — Three DNA Profiles from DNA Art Forms
DNA Profiles as Cityscape from DNA Art Forms
Orange Profile from DNA11
Two DNA Profiles from DNA11
Blue Profile from DNA11
Blue Mosaic Gene Rendering from My Gene Image
Orange Life Gene Rendering from My Gene Image
Pink Eye Color Gene Rendering from My Gene Image
"DNA" Rendering of Website Data from Baekdal.com