Genetic Code Glasses - Set of 2

These glasses display the genetic code for ADH1A, the gene that allows the body to metabolize alcohol.
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Brian Johnson

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Molecular Booze-ology

ADH1A is the very sober name for the human gene that allows your body to metabolize alcohol. And in this case, it helps you to hold your liquor in more than one way! These handsome rocks glasses are hand-etched with the pattern of molecules that makes up this toast-worthy gene. They're the brilliant creation of Brian Johnson, a designer and engineer who bridges the worlds of creativity and precision craftsmanship. A great gift for doctors, scientists, graduate students, those with a martini-dry sense of humor, or anyone containing a human genome. Made in the USA.

Brian Johnson

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Brian Johnson

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Massachusetts

By day, Boston-based designer Brian Johnson creates high-performance composite products for the medical and military industries. By night, his passion for creating modern, functional home goods takes over. He enjoys working with simple, sustainable materials in striking ways and applying novel approaches to everyday objects. With eco-friendly manufacturing in mind, he selects recyclable and repurposed materials whenever possible and makes every effort to source materials and services locally through other small businesses in the United States.

Made in the USA
Made from
glass
Measurements
3.125" diameter x 3.5" H; 10 fl. oz. capacity
Care
Dishwasher safe
Item ID
23251

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UncommonGoodsGenetic Code Glasses - Set of 2
 
4.5

(based on 52 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (48)
  • Attractive (44)
  • Comfortable to hold (24)
  • Thick glass (18)
  • Durable (13)

Cons

  • Small (4)
  • Too delicate (3)

Best Uses

  • Home (34)
  • Informal (20)
  • Decorative (13)
  • Commercial (3)
  • Formal (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (20), Stylish (15), Frequent entertainer (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (48), No (3)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (27), Husband (11), Self (5), Child (4)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (28), Birthday (10), Other (9)

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4.0

Clever

By 

from VA

About Me Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Unique

Cons

  • Small

Best Uses

  • Decorative
  • Home
  • Informal

Comments about UncommonGoods Genetic Code Glasses - Set of 2:

Glad it's made in USA! They were smaller than I thought, and seem more like a decorative piece than a regular use item. Being a biology major I just had to have them though!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Other
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Birthday

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4.0

Great Glasses

By 

from Boston, MA

About Me Stylish

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Comfortable To Hold
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • Durable

Cons

  • Too Delicate

Best Uses

    Comments about UncommonGoods Genetic Code Glasses - Set of 2:

    I absolutely love these glasses, but unfortunately when I placed my whiskey ball into one of the glasses for the first time it immediately shattered the glass. I will be ordering another glass though (and being more careful with adding ice) because I love these glasses so much!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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    5.0

    Perfect gift!

    By 

    from Washington, DC

    About Me Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Comfortable To Hold
    • Thick Glass
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home

      Comments about UncommonGoods Genetic Code Glasses - Set of 2:

      Perfect gift for my son who does DNA research...and enjoys a cocktail!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Child
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

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      5.0

      Get gift for anyone into science

      By 

      from Philadelphia

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Good Weight Beautifully
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about UncommonGoods Genetic Code Glasses - Set of 2:

          Great gift

          Service and delivery comments:

          Shipped in a secure box so that glass did not break.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Other
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

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          5.0

          Great Gift

          By 

          from Boston

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Comfortable To Hold
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about UncommonGoods Genetic Code Glasses - Set of 2:

              I got this as a gift for my roommate. I haven't given it yet as it's a Christmas gift for this upcoming holiday but I know she's going to love it! The design is great and the glass is good quality.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

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              4.0

              Nice Gift for Scientist

              By 

              from East Peoria, IL

              About Me Bargain Hunter

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Comfortable To Hold
              • Unique

              Cons

              • Design Too Light

              Best Uses

              • Commercial
              • Formal
              • Gift
              • Home
              • Informal

              Comments about UncommonGoods Genetic Code Glasses - Set of 2:

              It is the only product I have seen that is useful with the genetic code. Great gift for my scientific co-workers.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

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              5.0

              Buying this product again

              By 

              from Richmond, KY

              About Me Stylish

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Comfortable To Hold
              • Dishwasher Safe
              • Durable
              • Thick Glass
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Informal

                Comments about UncommonGoods Genetic Code Glasses - Set of 2:

                Got them for my birthday last year, and I use them all the time. I'm a scientist and love showing them off. My boyfriend accidentally broke one, so I'm buying myself a new set because they're great.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Self
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Birthday

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                4.0

                Fun Glasses

                By 

                from Des Moines, IA

                About Me Frequent Entertainer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Comfortable To Hold
                • Unique

                Cons

                • Not Dishwasher Safe

                Best Uses

                • Home

                Comments about UncommonGoods Genetic Code Glasses - Set of 2:

                My husband and I loved these glasses! We are both science nerds, and these are such a fun and interesting piece! We have loved using them the last 3 months. However, in the last week, both of our glasses have broken in the dishwasher. :( I would suggest hand washing them to ensure they stay intact!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Other

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                2.0

                Etching is very faint.

                By 

                from San Diego, CA

                About Me Frequent Entertainer

                Pros

                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Genetic Code Glasses - Set of 2:

                    Great idea, good size, thick base. Unfortunately the etching is so faint you can barely see it, especially if there is liquid in it. You might as well just have regular glasses of that size.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Self

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                    3.0

                    Great find.

                    By 

                    from State College, PA

                    About Me Practical

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Dishwasher Safe
                    • Unique

                    Cons

                    • Small

                    Best Uses

                    • Decorative
                    • Formal
                    • Home
                    • Informal

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Genetic Code Glasses - Set of 2:

                    He only asked what the code meant. He enjoyed the gift. I thought it was smaller than expected.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Husband
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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