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In this research, the Diversity Map, a visualization technique created in the Metoyer research lab in Oregon State, is used to visualize the diversity of all the molecules deposited in the Protein Data Bank. Data was split into a period of three years from 1990 to 2010 and analyzed individually by Dr. Laura Hunsicker-Wang in the department of chemistry with a research focus in protein, and ten student participants with varying level of knowledge in chemistry. Results show that the Diversity Map is a powerful tool in understanding data from the Protein Data Bank and furthermore, has strong potential in being useful to the scientific community.

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