Sparkling Spirals: A Romantic Twist on DNA

Courtesy of CSHLWere you late getting that Valentine's Day gift? Not to fret: Buy double helix jewelry for your molecular biologist sweetheart. Cathy Cyphers Soref, a fundraiser for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), says the double helix is "as universal a symbol as the heart." And it looks just as lovely in diamonds.Soref has opened a store to benefit CSHL, called DNA Stuff http://www.DNAStuff.com. It sells DNA-themed items including jewelry and denim clothing that puns on "gene/jean." The

Karen Heyman
Feb 15, 2004
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Courtesy of CSHL

Were you late getting that Valentine's Day gift? Not to fret: Buy double helix jewelry for your molecular biologist sweetheart. Cathy Cyphers Soref, a fundraiser for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), says the double helix is "as universal a symbol as the heart." And it looks just as lovely in diamonds.

Soref has opened a store to benefit CSHL, called DNA Stuff http://www.DNAStuff.com. It sells DNA-themed items including jewelry and denim clothing that puns on "gene/jean." The net proceeds of each sale benefit CSHL. Soref hopes to cut deals with museum shops to expand the store's outreach.

The clothing features DNA designs in all sizes and styles, including jean jackets, silk cummerbunds, and infant outfits. The double helix appears twisted into jewelry for both genders and all budgets, from graduate student ($24 silver pendant) to biotech CEO ($1,320 amethyst/citrine/gold earrings). Most of the jewelry would make...

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