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Biology has developed rapidly into a science dealing with enormous amounts of data, for instance the analysis of DNA. Our DNA contains around 3.295 billion base pairs. Approximately 99.9% of the human genome are identical. However, a relatively small number of base pairs makes a significant difference in our individual appearance. The analyses of these differences allows us to predict details about the origin, physical characteristics or genetic diseases of a person. The bachelor thesis „Matches“ is about the handling of large amounts of data and their qualitative and quantitative methods of representation. For this purpose, I compare parts of the genetic material of two persons graphically. The marginal differences between their DNA profiles are visually depicted as infographics and made physically tangible by a data sculpture.
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