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Tree of Life

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posted on 2011-04-14, 00:00 authored by Rita Paolella
"I am completing a Masters in Bioinformatics. I have been studying how the use of computers and programming can be used to analyze DNA and protein sequences. The image represents a DNA sequence for the P63 tumor gene. The tree represents the tree of life or rather the commonality of DNA in all living things on the planet. The picture of the tree is an original that I took of a tree in my front yard. The various colors of the tree represent the DNA diversity amongst species. All though my research is mainly academic, I have done several projects that have included the use of the National Center for Biotechnology Information website as a resource tool. I have also used many online sequence analysis tools as well as molecular structure tools."


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Entry in 2010 in The Image of Research, a competition for students in graduate or professional degree programs at UIC, sponsored by UIC's Graduate College and the University Library. Images of award recipients and honorable mention images on exhibition in the Richard J. Daley Library and the Library of the Health Sciences, April 15-May 31, 2010.

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