In February 2001, Science and Nature published two papers that provided the first detailed look at the nearly complete sequence of the human genome. During February 2010, Science is presenting a special month-long series celebrating the 10th anniversary of that momentous achievement, including News features and brief essays that explore the impacts of the genomics revolution on science and society.
Science magazine, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), invited Cortada to write an essay for the series. See: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/331/6017/548.2.full
The AAAS also asked the artist to recreate “Sequentia: Genetic Sequence,” the participatory art installation that invited 400 Frost Art Museum visitors to create a DNA molecule, at their annual meeting on February 19th and 20th, 2011 (Family Science Days) in Washington, D.C.