While searching teh internets for something related to genome sequencing, I found this site that offers quilts made up of nucleotides.
So basically, by matching a certain patch to each base A, T, C, and G, Beverly St. Clair has come up with a cool way of making quilts out of DNA sequences.
Although there are a couple of examples, take a look at the Human red cone pigment gene quilt, I find it very difficult to even fathom the idea of making a quilt out of a full genome. It’d probably be large enough to cover a football field (and then some!).
Even so, Beverly states that it is possible for a price:
“I would be glad to discuss with you the creation of a personalized genome or celebration quilt. Prices range from $1000.00 to $5000.00 for a unique quilt.”
So, if you’re in need of a new quilt, have your genome sequenced (hey Mr Venter!) and have a couple grand to spare, you can have your own unique mega quilt.
Note: This website hasn’t seemed to be updated since 2004, so I’m not sure the artist is still in the quilt business :)