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This is what the flu looks like when its DNA sequence is rendered as a pixel mosaic -- by Philip Stearns aka GlitchKnit

A scarf from Etsy but I rather thought that this stockinette pattern with an 8 stitch cable (4x4) running through the garter stitch edging would make a really lovely throw ~ knit it up quickly in a cosy 10 or chunky 12ply.

Latvian Garden Party by craftivore, free pattern is here :

FRACTAL Research by DdO:) - - MIT, Harvard, & U of Mass Medical School researchers show DNA is a fractal globule. This design resists knotting & allows DNA regions on a chromosome to remain near each other in the 3D structure. if the double helix did not fold further, each cell's genome would be two meters long — far too large to fit into the nucleus of a human cell, about 1/100th of a millimeter in diameter. Photo via LesterArt

National Geographic Newsfrom National Geographic News

Neanderthal Genes Hold Surprises for Modern Humans

Surprise! 20 Percent of Neanderthal Genome Lives On in Modern Humans, Scientists Find—Two new studies suggest that the contribution from Neanderthal DNA was vital

The Deadliest Art in the World - Luke Jerram makes the deadliest art in the world. His subjects have caused pain and suffering for hundreds of millions of people throughout history. They are infectious, they are resilient, and they are everywhere. Photography by Luke Jerram HOW THE DEADLIEST ART IN THE WORLD WAS MADE -The Collaborators: University of Bristol virologist Andrew Davidson, glassblowers, Kim George, Brian Jones and Norman Veitch - Took inspiration from…