Another use for ancient DNA05 Jun 2007
Daughters of Eve in DNA paintings
Artist Ulla Plougmand-Turner said the experience was "amazing"
An artist has created portraits of the "Seven Daughters of Eve" using paint containing reconstructed ancient DNA.
Danish artist Ulla Plougmand-Turner mixed sequences of ancient DNA, produced in an Oxford laboratory, into paint to create the images.
The pictures represent seven women, from whom it is thought the majority of Europeans can trace their DNA line.
Described as "a fusion of science and art", the paintings went on exhibition on Monday at Wolfson College, Oxford.