Genome Quilts, Beverly St. Clair

Genome Quilts

Beverly St. Clair has originated a way of encoding genetic information in quilt designs. The four bases in DNA are represented as follows:

AdenineAAquilt square
CytosineCCquilt square
GuanineGGquilt square
ThymineTTquilt square

Thus, the base sequence,

GATCGCCCTT

becomes

a single row of quilt squares

and

GATCGCCCTT
TCCAACAGTT
GCGCAGCCCT

becomes

three rows of quilt squares

Learn more about the origin of the genome quilt design.

Go to nationalgeographic.com for an excellent and easy way to obtain a sequence of part of your own DNA (suitable for encoding in a genome quilt), learn about your deep ancestry, and contribute to an ethical worldwide project to understand the history of the human species.