Arranging genes to create art and understandingBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7419.830-b (Published 09 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:830
These pictures of tulips and tulip chromosomes are from a new permanent exhibition in the genetics department of Guy's and St Thomas's Hospital NHS Trust.
Photographer Gina Glover spent two days a week over five months working with patients and staff to create the exhibition, which was opened last week. It aims to help patients and families understand more about genetic conditions and to provide decorative works of art for the enjoyment of patients and staff. It was funded by the Guy's and St Thomas's Charitable Foundation.
Ms Glover's illuminated photograph “Human chromosomes” (BMJ 2003;326:1413) won first prize in the 2003 Visions of Science photographic awards last month.
The depiction of tulip chromosomes is taken from The Mechanism of Creative Evolution by C C Hurst, published in 1932.