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Matches


Concept

Biology has developed rapidly into a science dealing with enormous amounts of data, for instance, the analysis of DNA.
The human DNA contains around 3.295 billion base pairs. Approximately 99.9% of the human genome is identical. However, a relatively small number of base pairs makes a significant difference in our appearance.



The analyses of these differences allow us to predict details about the origin, physical characteristics or genetic diseases of a person. The bachelor thesis Matches is about the handling of large amounts of data and their qualitative and quantitative methods of representation. For this purpose, I compare parts of the genetic material of two persons graphically. The marginal differences between their DNA profiles are visually depicted as infographics and made physically tangible by a data sculpture.


DNA

One Chromosome

Base Pairs


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