DNA bread

Mel Li sends us "Images of the DIY DNA bread (and accompanying build process) I made for a labmate's qualifying exam referring to her research on DNA migration through paper for applications in small, affordable global health disease diagnostics.In this food, pretzels indicate base pairs, the color parts are candy fluorophores. Two kinds of fluorphores which bind to DNA are indicated: [1] intercalating dyes (Green), or [2] oligo probe (Red/Yellow/Green) & FRET quencher (Purple/Blue)."

Here are some of Mel's build photos:

(post-bake, pre-"fluorophore" addition)

(pre-bake, shows all materials used for this bake build)