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Science Tattoo Friday: A Textbook On Your Back

The LoomBy Carl ZimmerSep 28, 2007 5:09 AM

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"My tattoo is from an Irving Geis illustration of DNA. I was attracted to his attention to the molecular detail while also drawing in a representational spiral that doesn't ignore the basic beauty of the double helix. This particular sequence (I've BLASTED) is too short to be specific to only one gene, but one human gene it's found it is the 5' UTR of one of our tight junctions."-Matthew MacDougall, 4th year medical student Is there no end to the science tattoos out there? See the 70 I've gotten so far at the Flickr set.

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