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Textiles and DNA – what’s the connection?

Andrew Filarowski takes a fresh look at an intriguing connection.

It has been argued that the discovery of DNA as well as our understanding of its structure and functioning may well be the most important discovery of the last century. The effect of the discovery of DNA on scientific and medical progress has been enormous, whether it involves the identification of our genes that trigger major diseases or the creation and manufacture of drugs to treat these devastating diseases. In fact, the identification of these genes and their subsequent analysis in terms of therapeutic treatment has ultimately influenced science and will continue to do so in the future.

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What colour are you? A focus on grey

We start with problems over the name – is it grey or gray? Either way, it’s a colour between black and white. However, it is achromatic, meaning literally that it is “without colour”.

The first recorded use of grey as a colour name in English was around AD 700. Although ‘gray’ was commonly used in the UK until the mid 20th century, now ‘grey’ is the dominant spelling in the UK whereas ‘gray’ is the preferred American spelling.

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Malcolm weaves his magic

Regular readers of this blog will be familiar with Malcolm the Weaver, the colourful character from the Weaver of a Life in Colour children’s book. Written by SDC member Malcolm Campbell and published by the SDC, the book introduces children to the world of colour and textiles.

SDC recently ran a colouring competition for children entitled ‘Children’s Cool Colouring Challenge’, based on the characters from the original book, and we were overwhelmed by the standard of entries.

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