THUNDER BAY – Its a step that only half a generation ago, few would have expected could be done in Thunder Bay. Celebrity Gene is the first company in the world to sell DNA from famous and historical people – living and deceased. Products will be added to website after the Celebrity Gene Launch Party April 2, 2011.
THE DNA is sold in a necklace pendant containing original extracts as well as a diamond, ruby or sapphire of a specific weight to protect against counterfeit.
The company provides DNA services – extracting and purifying DNA to put into stylish pendants from loved ones, children or even a pet. Celebrity Gene is also currently working on a bank of DNA from extinct creatures such as the Cave Bear, Meglodon and Saber Tooth Tiger for future pendants.
Celebrity Gene offers a wide array of molecular biology services and is also dedicated to learning and teaching so will provide free advice on DNA projects as well evaluate if sample material is viable for further testing.
The company also offers laboratory-based training designed to teach students the fundamentals of molecular techniques including DNA extraction, amplification (using PCR), sequencing and interpretation. They focus on highly degraded material and ancient DNA.
Celebrity Gene has many contacts in academia and would be glad to point interested individuals in the right direction if they are not able to help with a request.