"How large is the human genome in days?" asks The New York Times' David Pogue at his blog.
Researchers, bioinformaticians, and artists have come together to take that question on, charting "the vastness of human nucleotides" in a new online exhibit, Pogue reports.
Yonder Biology, the company known for its DNA-centric art, is working to display the human genome over time. For its "A Complete Genome in Time" piece, the company says it is reading approximately 100 bases per second for a total of 365 days, using the human reference genome build 19. "The application will cycle through chromosomes 1-22, X [and] Y," Yonder Biology says. Track the piece's progress, here.