Visualizing Genetic Relationships

This creative information display makes visual comparisons of my own genetic sequence with that of my grandmother. This work was created with a custom Color SVG Font, “DNA Loops”, which allows a user to translate DNA Basepairs into ligature symbols, in order to create custom visual comparisons of DNA sequences between individuals. My overall goal is to merge graphic design and data visualization to communicate complex scientific information in a way that is compelling and accessible to both a scientific and non-scientific audience.

The potential for this visualization method is exciting; I envision the possibility of developing a system of DNA visualizations that can be uniquely customized to the individual or potential client, for a multitude of end-products, from fine art prints to custom DNA textiles.

View the process here.