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Gene gems: DNA jewellery is ultimate personalised gift.

Scientist Louise Allcroft from the Sunderland-based biotechnology firm Complement Genomics shows off the latest in personalised Christmas gift - a necklace created with alternating bands of gemstones and silver in the design of your very own genetic fingerprint. The firm has developed a range of items - from jewellery to rugs, glassware, and screens - that can be tailored to patterns based on the sequence of lines that represent an individual's DNA profile. All a customer needs to do is take a DNA sample with a swab from the inside of the recipient's mouth and send it, with the gift request, back to the company.
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Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:Nov 29, 2002
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