The coolest version of Script Ohio is the one you’re about to see.
Mike Hudoba, a Ph.D. candidate in Ohio State University’s College of Engineering, created a Script Ohio using DNA. Hudoba recently traveled to Germany to present a paper on DNA origami, and upon his return to Columbus, he created a Script Ohio in his lab. Hudoba used 8,064 DNA bases that were split into seven parts.
Hudoba tweeted an image of the Script Ohio this morning.
Script Ohio made out of DNA, officially recognize by Guinness World Records pic.twitter.com/3jr7JhlRu4
— Mike Hudoba (@MHudoba) March 15, 2015
The Columbus Dispatch has more on the incredible work:
When Hudoba scrolled through the first photographs, he was disappointed to see that none of the DNA had bonded the way he’d wanted. But when Castro scrolled through the same photos, he realized what Hudoba had missed: A DNA strand had formed into Script Ohio, but the photo had been taken from behind.
Castro flipped the image, and boom: Script Ohio DNA.
Hudoba was elated, but he wasn’t finished. He had always wanted to be included in Guinness World Records.
Last week, Hudoba and Castro got a certificate from Guinness informing them that their Script Ohio DNA would be in the 2016 edition, which comes out this year.
Creating Script Ohios out of weird things is something that needs to happen as much as possible.