The mission of every Infectious Awareables tie is to generate interest, discussion, even excitement about serious public health issues such as this silk Human Genome... read more The mission of every Infectious Awareables tie is to generate interest, discussion, even excitement about serious public health issues such as this silk Human Genome tie in black. Believing that humor can be a powerful educational tool, Infectious Awareables neckties take an atypical, slightly irreverent approach to some very serious subjects. Shop and take pride in knowing that a portion of the proceeds will be donated to disease research/education. "Start the Conversation!" Presenting...the Human Genome. Go ahead...wear yourself out! Can't be too careful these days - you never know what could happen if you lost a couple of chromosomes. Never fear, IA to the rescue with all 24 of them. First isolated in 2003, along with the 3 billion pair DNA sequence, the IA recreation of the human genome is truly cutting-edge science on silk. And while you might bicker with the details (blue eyes, brown eyes, etc), while wearing this design, it really is "...all about you!" A back-of-tie "Awareness Note" and a source citation are incorporated in the pattern design, which reads: "Moi. THE HUMAN GENOME. In 2003, scientists obtained the 3 billion pair DNA sequence for the human organism, including the 24 chromosomes represented here. You can bicker about the details, but while wearing this tie, you can truly claim that “it’s all about me!” "Original images courtesy of U.S. Dept of Energy Human Genome Project" Note: IA contributes a portion of proceeds to research, education or support associated with important non-profit public health agencies and organizations.