the NYTimes seems to churn out high-quality data visualizations faster than I can blog them.
a network visualization linking different diseases, represented by circles, to the genes they have in common, represented by squares. each circle represents a disease or disorder & is scaled to the number of genes associated to that disease.
this map improves the understanding of the causes of disease & of the functions of particular genes. for instance, two genes have recently been found to influence the risk of both diabetes & prostate cancer.