Science and Genetics -The Hollywood Connection

 

I thought of actually righting about presence of genetics genomics and biology in Hollywood and popular entertainment and books, here is a collection of blogs and websites on the topic

Prestigious journal makes science sexy again- Scientific American

Science of TV impure but CoolExpert Voice Tv science

Best science fiction Movies – Gadget Maniac

Hollywood on HereditoryThe scientist  

Genetics in BigscreenScience Fiction Biology

Genetics in Movies – GxP genetics Expression

Super Heroes  Watch Mojo

Genetics and culture – Wagner Institute

Genetics Silver screen –USATODAY

Holyywodd frightend of genetics- End of Universe

Genetics art and culture –Centre for Genomics and Society

How Hollywood Vilifies A People –Daily Sun

THE GENOMICS MOVIES

The Island of Dr. Moreau
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116654/

Reversing Darwin’s Theory
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0241382
Murders in the Rue Morgue
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023249

28 Days Later
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0289043/   

She Demons
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052187/

Wolf
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111742/

JK Jackson, “Mothering the monsters,” The Scientist, September 1, 2006.
http://www.the-scientist.com/news/display/24578/

Hulk
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0286716     

Life Without Soul
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0005615/                                       

Spider-Man
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0145487/ 

Humunculus
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0006820    

GATTACA
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119177

 

Science on TV: Impure But Cool

 Whether You lik real science or Hollywood science scientists are latest it thing on silver screen. with glammer or not they make it interesting for a many people, wel ofcourse not without mistakes. We al have seen atleast one episode of 24, ER, and so on so on.

Scientist has an article on Holyywoods take on genetics and genomics

Fisher is director of the crime laboratory for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and a national spokesman for forensic scientists. He makes his comment in a new Expert Voices blog called Science on TV. The blog is about a recent explosion of entertainment programs with scientists in starring roles, the effect these programs are having on students, and the ambivalent feelings that real scientists sometimes have about being portrayed by sexy actors. 

Science on TV

Origami, Art, illustrations, Paintings- Art in science-Yup studying genetics is fun

I have written about the company DNA11 who makes graphic arts and illustration from your DNA fingerprinting. As more reseacrh papers are getting published in genetics fields there will be more useful commerical products in the market for healthcare and clinical application

But its good to see if some of these ventures can catch and attract the interest of youngsters especially at a stage when US and European governmnets lament about the lack of interests among students to opt for science subjects and research

here is a lists of few such stratups that offer DNA art and promises to put some fun in DNA research and my favourite among them DNA ARt.

DNA Art

web2DNA convert your website to DNA art

DNA origami Ker Than has written a blog on DNA origami . Dont writ it off as just fun the caltech researchers plans to use the technology to build faster computers. Paul Rothemund talkes about a method of creating nanoscale shapes and patterns using DNA termed as scaffolded DNA origami” so you can make nano copies of smilies or the world using DNA

DNA Artistry offers a similar service to DNA11 offering portratis and personalizeda rt with your DNA

DNA portrait offers DNA portrait art collage

Genome Quilt encoding genetic information in quilt designs

DNA Art

Microarray Art by ReLman Lab at stanford Relman Lab microarray art

 

My favourite was DNA ArT offering dnaCode, your personal code will be lasered into a solid, high quality, clear crystal block and the DNA aRT your DNa as a painting in  9 colors

 

DNa code

 

 

 

 

 

 

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