Circle of Life: The Beautiful New Way to Visualize Biological Data

We’ll take our beauty where we can get it. Especially when it comes to the sinew, viscera and fluids that make up all things organic. Really though, these are indeed very beautiful, not to mention colourful, ways of viewing biological data.

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP right, the genomes of a human, a chimpanzee, a mouse and a zebrafish are arranged in a circle, with each color square corresponding to a pair of chromosomes. Lines connect similar DNA sequences, visually emphasizing just how much DNA we share with other species. (Image: Martin Krzywinski/EMBO)

There’s more where that came from at Wired Magazine.