Thanks to a Daily Scan correspondent in Boston for this funny tip: The new trend in making real estate appealing is, evidently, to give it a biotech twist. In Boston, two new examples are DNALofts ("true loft living ready for your own style and personality") and Allele, a luxury condo development. It's not just in Boston, either. There's a new DNA Condos building in Toronto, too.

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