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?What is life? 2013
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?What is life? is the latest in a series of DNA-based sculptures by Charles Jencks. It links the National Botanic Gardens to a unique family of institutions, some of which are involved in DNA research.
?What is life? is the first to incorporate the remarkable discoveries in the way RNA interacts with and controls the expression of DNA.

Clare College, Cambridge

Maggie's Centre, Glasgow

Centre for Life, Newcastle

Cold Springs Harbour

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

DNA garden, Portrack