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Visualization in Biology and Medicine

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Basic biological research spans a huge range of scales, from studying the genome up to studying populations of people. Biological data is just as expansive. Advances in measuring devices and the public dissemination of large amounts of data has fundamentally changed the way that biologists conduct research and make scientific discoveries. Access to this data has made visualization a key component in almost every biological discovery workflow. In this chapter we focus on visualization in just a few areas of biology and highlight the challenges inherent within each. We present case studies from our own work to illustrate the impact that thoughtfully designed visualization systems can have on complex biological problems and highlight challenges for visualization research in these areas.

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Leitte, H., Meyer, M. (2014). Visualization in Biology and Medicine. In: Hansen, C., Chen, M., Johnson, C., Kaufman, A., Hagen, H. (eds) Scientific Visualization. Mathematics and Visualization. Springer, London. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-6497-5_22

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