Biology and Big Data
How computational biology is shaping the future of health and privacy

by Lori Dajose

Santiago Lombeyda, a computational scientist with Caltech’s Center for Data Driven Discovery, created this illustration. In this visualization of data points from a large single-cell study, each dot represents a single cell, which consists of 20,000 independent gene expression measurements, that were then mathematically mapped into a 3-D space. Caltech senior research scientist Sisi Chen provided the data and analysis.