Visualizing Genetic Relationships by Courtney Barr

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 base pairs 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.