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The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) offers infographics to tell stories related to genomics using data visualizations. These infographics provide an easy-to-understand overview of each topic.

Why do we need a new human pangenome reference? 

An infographic that explains why we need a new human pangenome reference.

Jigsaw puzzle with A, C, T, G
Completing the human genome sequence

An infographic that explains why it was so difficult to fully complete the human genome sequence.

X chromosome
X Chromosome

The X chromosome determines your sex, gives some females super color vision and lends its magic to a certain breed of cat.

Y chromosome
Y Chromosome

Among the 24 chromosomes that make up the human genome, the Y chromosome is unique for its highly repetitive structure. Scientists are studying the Y and its unusual features to better understand human health and disease.

Your Genome and You
Your Genome & You

The Your Genome & You infographic introduces the basics of genetics and genomics, and how the science impacts our lives.

Last updated: August 24, 2023