Tuesday, January 25, 2011

This "DNA" wall art = #QR Codes

DNA 11's website explains that when you point a smartphone QR reader app at your $440 "Ancestry Portrait," you will be directed to a custom webpage describing your mtDNA haplogroup. (DNA 11 obtains your genetic information via home cheek swab kit, like other direct-to-consumer testing outlets). So what's on the page? A genetic family tree? Pages of genetic code? DNA 11 says, "On your Personal Ancestry page you will find a description of your haplogroup outlining your ancestral heritage and a map demonstrating the migration pattern your ancestors took after diverting from the original Homo sapiens in Africa."

This "DNA" wall art = glorified barcode : bioephemera

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