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Honorable Mention for Illustration: NSF 2004 International Science & Engineering Visulization Challenge

X-ray crystallographic data was used from real DNA molecules to paint a unique portrait of the double helix. The image omits the chemical bonds that crisscross the center of the molecule, so that the structural features of the helix, such as the major and minor grooves, can be seen more easily.

Credit: Kenneth Eward, BioGrafx Scientific & Medical Images, Ovid, Michigan
 
 

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