Dreamy: DNA/RNA Friendship Necklaces

The contemporary answer to the mizpah, and much better than hanging an execution device around your neck.

Celebrate a friendship with someone with whom you pair well by giving your friend one side of the pair and keeping the other.

Genes are written in DNA and RNA molecules using a code of chemical units called bases. These bases form pairs, which is critical to their function. In DNA, A (adenine) pairs with T (thymine) and G (guanine) pairs with C (cytosine). In RNA, G pairs with C and A pairs with U (uracil).

The charms are based on shapes of the base molecules. They are strung onto a chain at the place where they would normally connect to the sugar-phosphate backbone.

This set of two necklaces comes with your choice of A-T, A-U, or G-C. The charms are about 3/4 inches long, are made with high-quality reclaimed/recycled sterling silver, and strung on a 16 in sterling silver snake chain.

These come in a pretty, recycled gift box and include an informational card about the molecules.

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2 Responses to Dreamy: DNA/RNA Friendship Necklaces

  1. NeuroPunk says:

    The science geek is just gonna throw this out there. If anyone is planning on getting one of these, go for the G≡C pair. Guanine and cytosine share three pairs of hydrogen bonds making GC the strongest bonded of all nucleic acid pairs. Which incidentally makes it a b*tch to work with high GC content sequences when you’re doing nucleic acid amplification, but I digress. Just saying that if you wanna express how strong you feel about someone you might wanna pick that one.

  2. cafewitteveen says:

    This is awesome advice, NP! Thanks!

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