Genetic Code Glasses - Set of 2

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

Brian Johnson

$28.00

Brian Johnson created by

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

created by

Brian Johnson

location

Massachusetts

“I hope my glasses serve as conversation pieces and fun ways to bring people together.”

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; 11 fl. oz. capacity
Care
Dishwasher safe
Item ID
23251

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UncommonGoodsGenetic Code Glasses - Set of 2
 
4.5

(based on 53 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (49)
  • Attractive (45)
  • Comfortable to hold (25)
  • Thick glass (19)
  • Durable (13)

Cons

  • Small (4)
  • Too delicate (3)

Best Uses

  • Home (35)
  • Informal (21)
  • Decorative (13)
  • Formal (4)
  • Commercial (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (20), Stylish (16), Frequent entertainer (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (48), No (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

It's Perfect!

These glasses were a gift for my nephew for his home bar. They have a great weight to them and sit well in the hand. The best part of these glasses was the unique...Read complete review

These glasses were a gift for my nephew for his home bar. They have a great weight to them and sit well in the hand. The best part of these glasses was the unique design with the DNA code etched upon them. Perfect for someone who works with genetic code everyday at work!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Etching was bad quality

I got the glasses in the mail, and upon inspection if the product, I saw the glass etching was practically rubbing off. It was uneven and sloppy. It looked like a first time...Read complete review

I got the glasses in the mail, and upon inspection if the product, I saw the glass etching was practically rubbing off. It was uneven and sloppy. It looked like a first time etcher got a hold if the glass. I'm a bit embarrassed to give this as a gift because of the poor quality but it's too late to turn back now. Such a disappointment!

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5.0

Classy

By 

from Goodyear, AZ

About Me Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Formal
    • Home
    • Informal

    Comments about UncommonGoods Genetic Code Glasses - Set of 2:

    My husband loved his witty genetic code glasses

     
    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
     
    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
       
      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
         
        5.0

        Get gift for anyone into science

        By 

        from Philadelphia

        About Me Stylish

        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
             
            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
                 
                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
                 
                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
                   
                  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
                   
                  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

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