Navigation Links
Drawing with DNA: 'Bioart' illuminates genomics

On any given day, tens of thousands of biologists around the globe run DNA sequences of unknown function through a lightning-fast online algorithm called BLAST ?typically submitting 200 to 400 base pairs, or "letters" of genetic code, to be matched against the billions of letters for known genes. Searching for similarities that can shed light on functional or evolutionary relationships, scientists routinely use BLAST to churn through and produce vast amounts of data. Everyday applications include genetic medicine and pharmaceuticals. Yet this process and, more generally, genomics remain dimly understood by the public.

"Ecce Homology," an interactive "bioart" installation to be showcased at SIGGRAPH 2005 ?in Los Angeles, July 31 through Aug. 4 ?quite literally makes BLAST and genomics visible.

Headed up by new-media artist Ruth West ?director of visual analytics and interactive technologies at the University of California, San Diego National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research and research associate with the UCSD Center for Research and Computing in the Arts ?the "Ecce Homology" project is an ongoing collaboration among 11 biologists, artists and computer scientists from UCSD, UCLA and the University of Southern California.

Named after Friedrich Nietzsche's Ecce Homo, a meditation on how one becomes what one is, the project explores human evolution by examining similarities ?a.k.a. "homology" ?between genes from human beings and a target organism, in this case the rice plant.

"We are living in a time when we are generating enormous amounts of genetic data," said West, who trained as a microbiologist and began her career in medical genetics. "But data is not knowledge ?it's not even information. A key concept of 'Ecce Homology' is to make an important subject like genomics accessible to the general public."

"Ecce Homology" uses a combination of dynamic media, computer vision and computer graphics to visualize genomic data.
'"/>

Source:University of California - San Diego


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Revolutionary nanotechnology illuminates brain cells at work
2. New fruit fly protein illuminates circadian response to light
3. Study illuminates how the plague bacteria causes disease
4. Genome archaeology illuminates the genetic engineering debate
5. NIH launches comprehensive effort to explore cancer genomics
6. Better sludge through metagenomics
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Drawing with DNA Bioart illuminates genomics

(Date:4/20/2015)... , April 20, 2015 Huntington Memorial ... Valley to implant a new miniaturized, wireless monitoring sensor ... is the first and only FDA-approved heart failure monitoring ... admissions when used by physicians to manage heart failure. ... that is implanted in the pulmonary artery (PA) during ...
(Date:4/14/2015)...  HYPR Corp. today announced it has joined ... tm , an industry consortium transforming online authentication ... technology and collaborate to deliver open specifications for ... and private, and easier to use. ... sensitive user information and eliminates the dependency on ...
(Date:4/13/2015)... CHICAGO , April 13, 2015  higi, a ... with ways to more fully engage with their communities ... its industry-leading, privacy protected and secure API.  ... API enables the most accessible, affordable, and convenient vehicle ... The API will ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Huntington Memorial Hospital Becomes First in the San Gabriel Valley to Offer Patients a New Heart Failure Monitoring Solution 2Huntington Memorial Hospital Becomes First in the San Gabriel Valley to Offer Patients a New Heart Failure Monitoring Solution 3HYPR Corp. Joins the FIDO Alliance 2HYPR Corp. Joins the FIDO Alliance 3higi Launches Seamless Access to HIPAA-Compliant Health Outcomes and Activity Data 2higi Launches Seamless Access to HIPAA-Compliant Health Outcomes and Activity Data 3
... Purdue University biochemist has demonstrated a process using nanotechnology ... which may help reduce drug side effects. W. ... developed a nanopolymer that can be coated with drugs, ... in the cells the drug has entered. Since they,re ...
... WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Chemical changes in tree leaves ... climate change may reduce the availability of soil nutrients, ... an associate professor of forestry and natural resources, found ... tannin when exposed to hot, droughtlike conditions. Those tannins, ...
... an eco-friendly diesel fuel have more red lights in their ... completely green would not only bend the laws of physics, ... limited, and since we can,t use more than what Earth ... sources like algae," said Peter Pfromm, professor of chemical engineering ...
Cached Biology News:Nanopolymer shows promise for helping reduce cancer side effects 2Drought-exposed leaves adversely affect soil nutrients, study shows 2Economics, physics are roadblocks for mass-scale algae biodiesel production, study finds 2Economics, physics are roadblocks for mass-scale algae biodiesel production, study finds 3Economics, physics are roadblocks for mass-scale algae biodiesel production, study finds 4
(Date:4/24/2015)... 2015  Pfenex Inc. (NYSE MKT: PFNX) a clinical-stage ... including high value and difficult to manufacture proteins, today ... 6,000,000 shares of its common stock at a price ... shares being offered, 2,610,000 are being offered by Pfenex ... existing stockholders. Pfenex will not receive any proceeds from ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... 2015 Seoul Semiconductor announced the ... applications in the lighting market. In recent ... this technology in emerging markets such as Russia, ... range of applications such as streetlight and area ... , First launched in 2005 the Acrich technology ...
(Date:4/23/2015)... 2015 /CNW/ - A new and innovative service has ... North America,s largest packaging trade ... in the "Sustainability, service" category of the PAC ... Comparison" is a service that scores clients, packaging ... peers. This benchmarking process shows clients how their ...
(Date:4/23/2015)... WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: WX ), a ... the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, with operations ... the United States , today announced that it ... 2015 after the New York Stock Exchange closes on ... May 14, 2015 Shanghai time). The earnings release will ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Pfenex Inc. Announces Pricing Of Follow-on Offering 2Acrich Technology from Seoul Semiconductor Adopted in Installations Worldwide 2WuXi PharmaTech Schedules First-Quarter 2015 Earnings Release 2WuXi PharmaTech Schedules First-Quarter 2015 Earnings Release 3
... China, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Pharma Holdings, ... ), which develops, manufactures, and markets specialty pharmaceutical ... has successfully completed Phase I clinical trials of ... Cephalosporin continues to be the most widely prescribed ...
... Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. ("ACT"; OTC Bulletin Board: ... Scientific Officer, Robert Lanza, MD, and Kwang-Soo Kim, PhD, ... National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director,s Opportunity Award for ... Better Treatments" under the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act ...
... Medicago Inc. (TSX: MDG), a biotechnology company focused ... on proprietary manufacturing technologies and Virus-Like Particles (VLPs), ... applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) that ... proteins and VLPs. "The extraction and ...
Cached Biology Technology:China Pharma Holdings, Inc. Successfully Completes Phase I Clinical Trials of New Anti-Drug-Resistance Antibiotic 2China Pharma Holdings, Inc. Successfully Completes Phase I Clinical Trials of New Anti-Drug-Resistance Antibiotic 3China Pharma Holdings, Inc. Successfully Completes Phase I Clinical Trials of New Anti-Drug-Resistance Antibiotic 4Drs. Robert Lanza and Kwang-Soo Kim Win Prestigious NIH Director's Award 2Drs. Robert Lanza and Kwang-Soo Kim Win Prestigious NIH Director's Award 3Medicago discovers breakthrough method of preparing plant derived recombinant proteins and VLPs and files two PCT patent applications 2Medicago discovers breakthrough method of preparing plant derived recombinant proteins and VLPs and files two PCT patent applications 3
POU domain, class 2, transcription factor 2,...
... HEK 293T cell line contains the b-lactamase ... response element (CRE). To obtain the cell ... HEK 293T cells by lentivirus. Subsequent flow ... to forskolin stimulation (Figure 1). The CellSensor ...
activating transcription factor 4 (tax-responsive enhancer element B67),...
Reactivity: Human...
Biology Products: