(art)n Artists: 

Ellen Sandor, Chris Kemp, Diana Torres, and Azadeh Gholizadeh
Special Thanks to Caleb Sandor Taub

Collaborative Artists: 

Jennifer Doudna, The Doudna Lab: RNA Biology, UC Berkeley
Megan Hochstrasser,Innovative Genomics Institute, UC Berkeley

Size: 
33" × 33" × 62"
Medium: 

Virtual Photograph/Digital PHSCologram Sculpture

Materials: 

Duratrans, Kodalth, Plexiglas

Exhibitions: 

Innovative Genomics Institute, UC Berkeley, CA

Collections: 

(art)n

Innovative Genomics Institute, UC Berkeley, CA

Description: 

Each panel depicts a different stage of CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing to replace a harmful mutation. First, the RNA-guided Cas9 protein searches for its matching DNA target. Next, the guide RNA pairs with one strand of the target DNA, and then Cas9 cuts both strands. Finally, the cell's repair machinery seals up the break by patching in a stretch of healthy DNA.

Data from these chambers is vintage, and scientists have far better ways of detecting neutrino interactions these days. However the bubble chamber subject matter was chosen by (art)n because the data images produced from these detectors are truly beautiful artworks that still resonate.