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2012 Biotech Gift Guide

December 21, 2012
Welcome to this year's BIOtechNOW Gift Guide, our most loved biotech gift ideas from 2012 and beyond. Here you’ll find gifts that track your genetic history, interesting biotech books, and art! So whether you’re looking for a last-minute gift idea or a way to blow part of that holiday bonus consider this your guide to yuletide biotech bliss!

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23andMe is a DNA analysis service providing information and tools for you to learn about your ancestral history and how your genes impact your health.

National Geographic’s Genographic Project

DNA analysis includes a depiction of your ancient ancestors and an interactive map tracing your genetic lineage around the world and through the ages.

DNA Portrait

Transform your unique genetic code into a breathtaking piece of timeless art!

The Annotated and Illustrated Double Helix

A fantastic new edition of the controversial science classic loaded with photos, letters, documents, and the perspectives of other players in the story of DNA.

Taste Buds and Molecules: The Art and Science of Food, Wine, and Flavor

Ever wonder why certain wines go bets with certain foods? Learn about the biochemical basis!

Canine Heritage Breed Test

Genetically determine the breed composition of your gift recipient’s dog.

Captain Eppi Pen Holder

Captain Eppi provides a safe home for your pens and lab utensils.

Made with Molecules Necklace

Some of your favorite molecules are now necklaces! Chose serotonin for happiness, caffeine for coffee lovers, or the red wine necklace for a wine lover.

“We Are Star-Stuff” Amino Acid Necklace

Colette Taylor is a molecular biologist and crafter. Commission her to make any of the crafts seen on her blog including an amino-acid inspired necklace which reads "We are star-stuff."