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Using DNA, dirt and feces, international artists merge science and art to answer life questions

D&S artist-in-residence Heather Dewey-Hagborg’s work in SELL/BIO was profiled in this piece by the University of Buffalo.

SELL/BIO will investigate the transformation of human bodies into corporate profits, specifically, the ethically controversial and largely unregulated practice of extracting and selling human DNA.

Dewey-Hagborg will craft portraits of people using their own purchased cells as material, giving a face to biological exploitation. She will present the project in development and an accompanying lecture on Oct. 28 at 1 p.m. at a yet-to-be-determined location.