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11 February 2014

I just discovered a couple of Circos cover appearances in Cancer Discovery Journal.

The July 2013 issue cover shows a Circos plot of relative copy number changes in 38 oral squamous cell carcinoma tumors.

The September 2012 issue cover shows a collection of Circos images of somatic mutations in melanoma tumors.

Circos - Circular Genome Data Visualization (567 x 458)

July 2013 Pickering CR, Zhang J, Yoo SY et al. 2013 Integrative genomic characterization of oral squamous cell carcinoma identifies frequent somatic drivers Cancer discovery 3:770-781.

Circos - Circular Genome Data Visualization (567 x 456)

Sep 2012 Dahlman KB, Xia J, Hutchinson K et al. 2012 BRAF(L597) mutations in melanoma are associated with sensitivity to MEK inhibitors Cancer discovery 2:791-797.

11 February 2014

Circos appears on the cover of Feb 2014 issue of Placenta Journal.

Saben J, Zhong Y, McKelvey S et al. 2014 A comprehensive analysis of the human placenta transcriptome Placenta 35:125-131.

Circos - Circular Genome Data Visualization (530 x 300)
22 November 2013

The Fall 2013 issue of UCSF Magazine has my Circos illustration of personalized medicine. The human outline motif is incorporated into other design elements in the issue.

The look of the image is inspired after Nature's Encode cover by Carl De Torres.

To learn how to generate the cover and variants, read the Circos Encode Cover Tutorial.

Circos image and design in Fall 2013 issue of UCSF magazine (702 x 813)
Circos image and design in Fall 2013 issue of UCSF magazine
30 October 2013

Boo! Circos appears on the cover of the Genome Informatics 2013 conference. The image is taken from Genome of the long-living sacred lotus (Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn.) by Ming et al..

I had the opportunity to design the cover for the conference a few years back. The Genome Informatics 2010 cover showed a unique depiction of gene sequences mentioned in the abstract book.

Circos poster - 500 citations (300 x 474)
Circos on the cover of Genome Informatics 2013 program cover.
8 March 2013

Circos appears on the cover of February 2013 issue of Genome Biology and Evolution. The image is taken from the paper

1Ahmed I, Biggs PJ, Matthews PJ et al. 2012 Mutational dynamics of aroid chloroplast genomes Genome Biol Evol 4:1316-1323.
Circos on the cover of Genome Biology and Evolution. (268 x 347)
1 January 2013

Circos appears on the cover of Jan 2013 issue of Biotechnology Focus in an article about epigenetics.

Circos - Circular Genome Data Visualization (317 x 428)
1 October 2012

Circos-based illustration designed for the cover of Trends in Genetics human genetics special issue (Trends in Genetics October 2012, 28 (10)).

Read about how it was made.

Circos - Circular Genome Data Visualization (400 x 523)
13 January 2011

Report on Business makes the connection between companies and perks in their January 2011 issue.

Circos on the cover of Report on Business (300 x 410)
8 December 2010

A Circos figure appears on the cover of Science Translational Medicine. I'm very happy to report that with this cover, Circos has appeared on the covers of both Nature and Science publications, the world's two top scientific journals.

Circos on the cover of Science Translational Medicine (310 x 427)
28 April 2010

In 2008, I worked with Pearson publishers to create a cover for iGenetics (3rd ed) by Peter Russell. I just received a copy of the award won by the book's cover illustration.

Circos iGenetics book cover - recognized at the 39th annual Bookbuilders West Book Show (781 x 400)
11 February 2010

Circos appears on the cover of Feb 11 2013 edition of Cancer Cell.

Yang D, Sun Y, Hu L et al. 2013 Integrated analyses identify a master microRNA regulatory network for the mesenchymal subtype in serous ovarian cancer Cancer cell 23:186-199

Circos - Circular Genome Data Visualization (400 x 523)
3 November 2009

An illustration of genome annotations of the E coli genome appears on the cover of Nature Biotechnology (vol 27, no 11). The image accompanies the article The transcription unit architecture of the Escherichia coli genome by Cho et al.

Circos image in Nature Biotechnology - Escherichia Coli (300 x 395)
23Cho BK, Zengler K, Qiu Y et al. 2009 The transcription unit architecture of the Escherichia coli genome Nature biotechnology 27 (11) 1043-1049.
13 May 2009

An image created by Circos appears on the cover of the EMBO Journal (6 May 2009, vol 28, no 9). The image is a crop of a comparison of 4 genomes (human, chimp, mouse and zebrafish) which is available at full resolution as part of a poster.

Circos image on EMBO Journal cover (394 x 517)
Cover of The Embo Journal (6 May 2009, vol 28, no 9).
7 January 2009

Circos appears in Designing Universal Knowledge (buy at Amazon), a compilation of infographic methods by Gerlinde Schuller.

Circos - Circular Genome Data Visualization (765 x 457)
1 December 2008

Circos is on the cover of Building Bioformatics Solutions with Perl, R and MySQL by Conrad Bessant, Ian Shadforth, and Darren Oakley (Oxford Press).

Building Bioformatics Solutions (344 x 450)
11 October 2008

In collaboration with Volumina, Circos was used to generate illustrations for Chromosomes exhibition, an art book of still images from David Cronenberg films.

Illustrations created with Circos used in Chromosomes, an exhibition by David Cronenberg. (500 x 508)

I had the opportunity to contribute not only the art work, but text for this book as well.

Illustrations created with Circos used in Chromosomes, an exhibition by David Cronenberg. (800 x 267)

We fear the unknown. Monsters and creatures are words we give to the most frightening unknown of all — the biological. Things living — primitive, unpredictable, ravenous and without recourse to emotion or reason. Clutching reason and humanity, we congratulate ourselves for having departed those base instincts.

But our departure is neither recent nor complete. Inside each of us is a history of our evolutionary ancestors, written in our chromosomes. The ant has 2. The house fly, 12. Humans have 46, a dog has 78 and in a fern, there are over 1,000. Chromosomes are the superblocks of genetic organization and heredity. They are an organism's contact list of its evolutionary ancestors.

Many of these ancestors were not different from monsters and creatures that inhabit our nightmares, our fears and our movies. And as the lights come on, and projections from the screen yield to reality, our body harbors elements from a darker past. Like the Alu genetic element, a jumping-gene which repeatedly copies itself within our genome and a constant companion to our evolution for the past 65 million years. In every part of every chromosome is our creature heritage.

Although we emerged in human from our mother's womb, as embryos we exhibited our evolutionary history: we all had gills, a tail, and body hair. Lost or absorbed before birth, these signposts remind us that our ancestors are inside us, not just in stories or movies. It is only later that the brain, our species' most prized possession, develops and transforms us. In the last minute, we pass into humanity and into the world. Today, we tell stories of monsters and creatures. Tomorrow, we may take their place. Distant from now, our progeny will see our forms during development and say "What creatures we were." Movies will frighten by showing our forms. "Look, mommy, a smooth-skinned biped with wide eyes."

2 October 2008

I worked with Pearson publishers to create a cover for iGenetics (3rd ed) by Peter Russell.

Circos book cover - iGenetics by Peter Russell, 3rd ed (331 x 450)
12 June 2008

American Scientist cover, which I created with Circos, wins Silver EXCEL Award in the Cover Illustration category from Society of National Association Publications (SNAP).

Circos - Circular Genome Data Visualization (150 x 184)

"The cover graphic is a dramatic visual representation of some of the chromosomal connections between the dog and human genomes," Schoonmaker said. "It helps readers understand how physical differences between dogs and humans, and between one dog and another, can be so large, even though they share much genetically." (more).

9 August 2007

Circos appears on the cover of American Scientist (Sept/Oct issue). The image accompanies the article Genetics and the Shape of Dogs by Elaine Ostrander. Read about the figure.

Circos - Circular Genome Data Visualization (400 x 490)