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"DNA Is Everywhere: DNA Fingerprinting I," oil on canvas (50x75 IN.)

Hunter O’Reilly is an artist and a geneticist. This painting is a first in a series relating to concepts in biotechnology. DNA fingerprinting is a technique used to identify the DNA of an individual. DNA fingerprinting can be used to identify hair, skin and blood of an individual such as that left at a criminal scene such as at the O.J. Simpson trial. Amazingly, computers use just 0s and 1s to encode their programs. Humans use DNA composed of only four nitrogen bases, A, T, G, and C, to encode their form.

This artwork is physically present

at the Renaissance 2001 exhibition
0 (zero) and 1 (one)
Keio University, Shonan Fujisawa Campus
Tokyo, Japan
October 23-24, 1999

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