Natural History of the Enigma, A Transgenic flower with the own artist’s DNA, by artist Eduardo Kac :
This new flower is a Petunia strain that I invented and produced through molecular biology. It is not found in nature. The “Edunia” has red veins on light pink petals and a gene of mine [a protein-coding sequence of my DNA from my Immunoglobulin (IgG) light chain (variable region)] is expressed on every cell of its red veins, i.e., my gene produces a protein in the veins only.
The gene was isolated and sequenced from my blood… My IgG DNA is integrated into the chromosome of the Edunia. This means that every time that the Edunia is propagated through seeds my gene is present in the new flowers…The result of this molecular manipulation is a bloom that creates the living image of human blood rushing through the veins of a flower.
WHY DIDN’T I KNOW ABOUT THIS BEFORE. MY LIFE IS ENDING.
holy shit this is cool