A friend of mine contacted me with an unusual request–to create an abstract illustration of a paper she is working on to be the front cover. We met and she explained it all to me and I took notes. All I can remember right now is that it has something to do with how cells “clone themselves”. I dunno. I have a lot of friends who are getting their Ph.Ds at Cornell and every time they explain to me what they’re doing, I come up with this “for dummies” version and try my best to remember, usually to no avail. At least I remember their names! LOL. So, here is my playful attempt to express what DNA cloning looks like!