I have featured different DNA earrings tutorials before (see links below). But I was quite impressed when I stumbled upon Wyoming wire artist, Lindsey Griffin' wire wrapped tutorial. Her design nails the twisted ladder structure - known as a double helix - of DNA. 

The two wire lengths have to be woven evenly without these being pulled together. The really tricky part is twisting the whole shape to form a double spiral while keeping the wire cross bars taut. 
The design looks really good after the copper is oxidised.  See more helpful tutorials on Cleft of the Rock Creations' Youtube channel

Genomic Medicine in Action

Our DNA is the blueprint which makes us who we are. Did you know that any two people share 99.9% of their genes? That tiny 0.1% represents the small differences which make us individuals - what skin and hair color we might have, how tall or short we will be and so on. 
The genome is the entire set of DNA instructions found in a cell. In humans, the genome consists of 23 pairs of chromosomes located in the cell’s nucleus, as well as a small chromosome in the cell’s mitochondria. A genome contains all the information needed for an individual to develop and function.

Courtesy : National Human Genome Research Institute 

Our growing knowledge and ability to sequence our complex genomes have led to the emerging field of genomic medicine - personalized medicine. One impact has been on rare, undiagnosed conditions where the patients have endured years of unexplained symptoms like debilitating pain, seizures and the resulting loss of quality of life.  

Watch this video where the study of one man's genome revealed a mutation in the gene NLRP3 which causes abnormal inflammation in his body.  After just one treatment, his symptoms dramatically improved.


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