New cover art on gene profiling reveals gene networks and interactions

This cover art is based upon Fritz Kahn’s illustrations “Der Mensch als Industriepalast”. Instead of a human, we’re looking at the inner workings of a cell. While the analogy between machine and nature works in some parts of the cell, there are many unknown factors, such as epigenetic forces, that can’t be simply visualized. Kahn thought about this in his work and used little workers in different roles throughout the image. We’ve taken a similar approach and used workers or “unexplained forces”, keeping the machines running smoothly.

The final artwork was created using traditional pen & ink and Photoshop. You can find the original issue here.

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