2009 Visualization Challenge

Informational Graphics

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Science  19 Feb 2010:
Vol. 327, Issue 5968, pp. 953
DOI: 10.1126/science.327.5968.953

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Science and the National Science Foundation have chosen the winner and an honorable mention in the informational graphics category in the 2009 International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge. Top honors go to Dwayne Godwin of Wake Forest University School of Medicine and Jorge Cham of PhD Comics for "Brain Development," a comic strip that tells the tale of how the most complex object in the universe—your brain—develops. Honorable mention goes to Erin Olson, Daphne Orlando, and Tim Manning at R&D Systems for "Regulation of the Cell Cycle and DNA Damage-Induced Checkpoint Activation," which sketches how proteins that act like quality-control auditors, ensuring that it's safe for the cell to copy its DNA and divide, seek out DNA damage during checkpoints as the cell moves between the four stages of its cycle.