Research: Liminal DNA

My broad goal in this residency was to ‘denature’ DNA by asking:

How does DNA exceed the spatial, material, temporal and ethical bounds we place around it in our habitual understandings?

How does DNA go rogue?

When is DNA ‘out-of-place’?

Here are some of the ways I encountered in my research, by no means an exhaustive list.  I’ve written about them on separate pages:

Cell-free DNA


Shed DNA

Exhaled breath DNA


Environmental DNA (eDNA)

Ancient DNA

DNA as data storage

DNA as Memorial: Water cremation