posted on Sep, 11 2010 @ 05:51 PM
Whilst shopping with my daughters today, i noticed a company offering art with a difference....
Imagine your very own personal portrait – but using i-pixx smart technology we can make it truly personal! We specialise in creating stunning
and unique portraits using your very own genetic DNA code, Fingerprint or even Kiss! Using canvas, metal or perspex we guarantee our products are
Yep, you decide what picture you want to use (if you want to use a picture), and ipixx will send you a DNA or fingerprint kit out, so you can give
yourself a swab or ink up those fingers and let them do the rest.
i-pixx works in partnership with the highly respected UK laboratory, DNA Worldwide, to portray your genetic DNA code in a number of ground
breaking and spectacular ways.
This company uses DNA Worldwide
to do the science part. DNA Worldwide also do testing for immigration,
forensics, paternity and relationship testing. Pretty much what you'd expect from a DNA testing service.
My only question about it, not that i would get it done, is "What do they do with your DNA afterwards?".
Other companies state that the DNA is used up in the test, others say that if you want to be tested, you have to sign a release to say that they can
use your sample for "other genetic testing". The "other genetic testing" comment was from another DNA testing site talking about other sites, so they
could just be trying to put down rival companies. I'll do some digging and find out more.
Anyway i thought i'd share it with you, funnily enough the first thing i thought of when i saw the promotion table in my local shopping centre was
I know how some people like to think our DNA is being stored by everyone and anyone, i just thought this would make for some pleasant discussion
So then....innocent or nefarious?
I'm going to go for an innocent gimmick to con you out of hundreds of pound for a picture.
edit on 11/9/10 by CX because: Spelling.