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Who started it? Chinese-Canadian designer and artist Elaine Young started LAByrinth in 2005 as a biotech fashion label and communications studio. Her obsession with bringing the arts and sciences together is evident in the LAByrinth project.

Sunday, 14 November, 2010, 12:00am

genetic jewellery

Carrying photographs and locks of hair as mementos of loved ones is no longer merely an old-fashioned practice, it's positively archaic. However, innovative jewellery maker LAByrinth, which is owned by locally based company Hong Kong DNA Chips, has created a 21st-century equivalent - a locket in which you can store DNA.

9 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

400 iron gratings stolen from reservoir

Thieves have stripped more than 400 iron gratings from a new reservoir in Yuen Long, with officials suspecting they have been sold as scrap metal.

Two employees of the Water Supplies Department yesterday morning found 433 drain covers were missing from the Tan Kwai Tsuen South Service Reservoir, in Tan Kwai Tsuen Road.

5 May 2004 - 12:00am

Valentine's Day gift shows your lover what you are truly made of

Company offers to teach couples how to swap DNA the safe, modern way

People stuck for ideas this Valentine's Day might want to consider giving something very close to themselves: their DNA.

For $990, a company will show a couple in the space of two hours how to take and then preserve their genetic code in a tube-shaped pendant that can be hung on a necklace.

30 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Inmate fights DNA test

An inmate at Stanley Prison was injured when he struggled with three policemen trying to take a sample for a DNA test. The officers also suffered slight injuries.

18 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Gene check on herbs

Dr Nicholas Sucher heads a research project at the HKUST's Genechip Centre of the Biotechnology Research Institute.

5 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

Grasp on DNA loose: survey

Most people in Hong Kong know DNA exists, but more than a third of those surveyed believe the environment can influence the body's genetic structure.

The University of Hong Kong's Public Opinion Programme surveyed 568 Cantonese-speaking people between the ages of 24 and 50 earlier this month on their knowledge of science.

25 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Lecture series on the wonders of biology

ONCE again, Hongkong children can enjoy the dynamic Science Alive Lecture Series for Schools, thanks to the combined efforts of the British Council, the Hongkong Science Museum (Urban Council) and the Education Department.

2 Mar 1993 - 12:00am