Repeated pattern of the 23 pairs of human chromosomes.
© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library
Detail of chromosome exhibit on the wall surrounding the 'Live Science' area of the 'Who Am I?' Gallery in the Wellcome Wing at the Science Museum, London, May, 2001. 'Who Am I?' looks at what contemporary biomedical science, genetics and neuroscience can tell us about our identity as human beings and as individuals. This section of the wall features a repeated pattern of the 23 pairs of human chromosomes.