DNA on Auction

DNA Auction: UK DNA Double Helix Coin

by Dr. Hsien-Hsien Lei
Posted January 24, 2008 in DNA on Auction

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The £2 coin from the UK you see on the left was minted in 2003 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of James Watson and Francis Crick’s discovery of DNA’s double helix . It was designed by sculptor John Mills. This DNA coin is now available on e-Bay UK for a starting bid of £0.99. Auction ends on January 27, 2008 at 21:26 GMT.

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DNA Auction: Mr. DNA from Jurassic Park

by Dr. Hsien-Hsien Lei
Posted November 15, 2007 in DNA on Auction

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You gotta be quick on this eBay auction that ends today, November 15, at 11:19 PST. This is an original animation cel of Mr. DNA from Jurassic Park with a starting bid of $75. Good luck!

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DNA on Auction: DNA Wall Clock

by Dr. Hsien-Hsien Lei
Posted November 8, 2007 in DNA on Auction

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Today’s eBay find is this 8 1/2″ round DNA wall clock. The auction ends today, November 8th at 17:12 PST. Bidding starts at $15.99 and the Buy It Now price is $17.99. Great gift for Christmas (not too early to start hoarding presents).

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DNA Auction: African-American Sisters’ Copy of Avoid Boring People by James Watson

by Dr. Hsien-Hsien Lei
Posted October 24, 2007 in DNA on Auction

On the day Dr. James Watson proclaimed that Africans had lower intelligence, African-American sisters Karah, Safiya, and Diana Cesar had him sign a copy of his book, Avoid Boring People. Now the sisters have put that signed copy up on eBay at a starting bid of $300. The auction ends on October 31st at 7:29 PDT.

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Safiya, 17, a senior at Cold Spring Harbor High School:

He signed our book and we’re African-Americans. With all the hype still up, we thought it might be valuable to someone.

Twin sister Karah ina letter to Dr. Watson:

This incident has taught me a lesson that may not be in your book. No matter how venerable you are, you are still human.

James Watson apparently lives just 10 minutes from from the Cesar girls.

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DNA on Auction: Stamps from Macau

by Dr. Hsien-Hsien Lei
Posted October 4, 2007 in DNA on Auction

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You have about 17 hours and 20 minutes to bid at eBay for this set of DNA stamps from Macau dating from 2001. Starting bid is only $2.25. Would be a nice add to any philatelist’s collection.

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DNA on Auction: Genetic Code Swatch Watch

by Dr. Hsien-Hsien Lei
Posted September 13, 2007 in DNA Products, DNA on Auction

genetic code swatchBack in 2000, the Swatch watch company (who can remember desperately wanting a Swatch?) released the Genetic Code watch packaged in a test tube on a test tube stand. The watch was a limited edition, special collector’s watch. The one with the clear band is now available on eBay.co.uk for £29.99 if you “buy it now.” The asking price for the watch with the brown band is £89.99.

I’d be a little tempted if it were actually on auction but it’s pay the asking price or make an offer. That takes the fun out of online auctions!

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DNA on Auction: DNA Buttons

by Dr. Hsien-Hsien Lei
Posted September 6, 2007 in DNA on Auction

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DNA is so much in the our cultural consciousness that they appear regularly in online auctions. In this series, I’lll be showing you some of the most interesting DNA on auction.

This set of nine DNA badges features chromosomes, DNA sayings, and pictures of Watson and Crick. It’s available on eBay at a starting bid of $7.50 and ends on September 7, 2007 at 21:18 PDT sale ended early with a Buy It Now. Hope you were the lucky buyer! Happy shopping.

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