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(Fresno Bee)   Scientists with musical genes create audio version of DNA   ( divider line
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2558 clicks; posted to Main » on 19 Jan 2003 at 4:31 PM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-01-19 11:54:46 AM  
Pre-emptive strike: shut up about the repeat.
2003-01-19 02:15:55 PM  
Okay, the other was taken down. Strike what I said.
2003-01-19 04:32:40 PM  
still no cure for cancer
2003-01-19 04:36:46 PM  
I think musical jeans would be cool.
2003-01-19 04:37:22 PM  
And it turns out to be Bach number 6.
(Can anyone guess this reference?)
2003-01-19 04:38:24 PM  
Wouldn't it sound like random noise?
2003-01-19 04:39:31 PM  
Sounds like something my high school Biology teacher would find interest in...the same guy who would read "Double Helix", the book written by the men who discovered DNA simply for the purpose of poops and giggles.
2003-01-19 04:44:43 PM  
The most important question: can I get the music off kazaa?
2003-01-19 04:46:43 PM  
DeoxyrizzleNuclizzleAcid. word. or something.
2003-01-19 04:50:36 PM  
Freakemart, no, but it's got a catchy beat.
2003-01-19 05:01:48 PM  
beans, beans, the musical fruit. etc
2003-01-19 05:04:39 PM  
Musicians DNA plays Stairway To Heaven.
2003-01-19 05:08:23 PM  
I sent mine in. Couple days later they emailed me a copy of God snoring next to a roaring fire. Not sure what it means.
2003-01-19 05:09:30 PM  
Tomorrow: RIAA sues Clonaid, Raelians, 1-month-old.
2003-01-19 05:10:17 PM  
I've got musical Jeans all right.

/too graphics
2003-01-19 05:56:57 PM  
Silly people, they should have made the music from the amino acids the dna codes for. A much better dynamic range then, about six times as many tones (and each genome becomes magically 3x shorter ;)

neat idea though. next up - creating new and exciting biological weapons from popular classical pieces.
2003-01-19 05:59:21 PM  
wouldnt it all get very boring though, as it would all be in strict 4/4 time..? :)

hm, plug the sequencer program (pun intended) into one of the large numbers of tandem repeats in the human genome and watch as it becomes the techno hit of the season. its gotta be better than that mindlessly hypnotic 'so much love to give' tune.
2003-01-19 09:35:07 PM  
Old news. I remember this from my Freshman year of college. That was in 2000.
2003-01-19 11:34:36 PM  
2003-01-19 11:47:16 PM  
Nucleic: Go DIrk Gently! That book kicked ass
2003-01-20 01:15:31 AM  
Repeat! This was on Fark a decade ago
2003-01-20 01:27:58 AM  
more human than human?
2003-01-20 02:16:55 AM  
lmao @ Lench. assuming that that's a rob zombie reference.
2003-01-20 02:17:41 AM  
What no .wav file?
2003-01-20 04:58:35 AM  
He arbitrarily assigned tones of the eight-note, do-re-mi scale to each letter. Thymine became re, for instance. Guanine is so, adenine la and cytosine do.

So guanine=G, adenine=A and cytosine=C. How original. At least thymine wasn't ti.
2003-01-20 09:07:27 AM  
Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid. DNA. Ribose Nucleic Acid. RNA. Bases; Guanine, Adenine, Cytosine, Thymine, and U
2003-01-20 11:31:09 AM  
Still no results for Connexin 26 on kazaa...
2003-01-20 10:04:02 PM  
U = Uridine, Theqwertyone. RNA has it instead of Thymine.
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