The decoding of genomes is definitely not the easiest thing to understand, but SEED Magazine has done a pretty great job of laying out the history of it with a great infographic. The image above was drawn by Tyler Lang, who I randomly heard about yesterday, small world. He’s kind of a genius when it comes to infographics, and his site his filled with great work.
The interactive piece above has little rollovers that give you information about each living thing that has had it’s genome sequenced. From the lowly flu virus to the most recent subject, the cow.