June 11, 2013

Genetic Portraits of Infamous Viruses

The genomes for several viruses were transcoded directly into 6-bit RGB pixel values and rendered as the images above.  Viruses featured include Ebola, Measles, Polio, Human Coronavirus (common cold and SARS), and Smallpox.

PS - I’m currently experimenting with weaving these images into blankets!

Genome Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore

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