Almost Invisible Ink: Font Made from DNA
 
Posted in Art+Science by Adrian on June 26th, 2012
 

DNA Font

If DNA is art and typography is art then surely DNA can be typography right?

It seems so.

Scientists at Harvard Medical School developed a font made from strands of DNA. Each strand of DNA is folded into rectangular tiles that are then used like pixels to create letter and numbers.

The font was created to demonstrate how DNA could be fabricated into micro-structures for future application in nano-fabrication or drug delivery.

Of course the side benefit is now researchers have the ultimate way to pass notes back and forth.

The font is being dubbed DNA Sans or DNAlphabet but we prefer Hel-gattaca.

Check it out here: This Font Made Of DNA Isn’t Just For Kicks (via Fast Co.Design)

 
 
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