BACKGROUND: Since all genetic information can only come in the language of four nucleotides (A Adenosine C Cytosine G Guanine T Thymidine) all genetic information is fairly easily conveyed in musical form. Back in 2008 my friend Liz Wade and I sent away to 23andme.com to get our genetic code read and from there we used the code to create music.
Take Heroin Addiction for example: Liz simply assigned A, C and G to those notes, and assigned T to a F sharp. She then repeated a 10 nucleotides sequence several times. But that is just one way to do it. To be true to the music inherent in the sequences the only consistency that has to be maintained is that—as long as you’re within the same genetic marker—the nucleotides always have to be the same note, whether you assign A to A or A to G sharp.
DNA: According to 23andme.com, I have a moderately lower risk (take that Irish-Russian heritage!). The genetic marker for this is the variation (SNP) rs27072. The DNA sequence (in FASTA format) surrounding this variation is below:
CAAGGACCCA CAGGCTGCCT GAGTGGCAGT AGCCTGAGCT GGTTTCAAGG AGTTTTATTT CTCTCTGCTG CAAGAACATA AACAGAATTT CCTGGTGAGA CATACCAGGA CCCCCATCCT CCAATGCCTC TGAACAGACT GTGTGTGCAA TGTGTCAACT GAACGCTCAA TTTACGGCCT CTGCTGGGAG CCACGCATCG GGAAAGGACT TTGCATGAAT TTGTGGTTTC CTCCATTTCA CCTTCTGCAC AGCTAAACCA AGCAGGACAC TTGGCTTTTT AATATGGGCA AAGTAAATGG TCTAGGAAGC TACTGTGAGC ACGGGGATTC TCAGCAGGTG CGTCTACAAG GATCGTGATC CCCGCCTGAG AACACAGTGC CCCTGGGGCA GCCTCAGAGC Y GGGAGCAGGG AGCAGGGAGG GAGGGAGCCT CACACAGACA GCATGAAGTT AGACGTTTTT CTGCCCTGCA GGGACAACAA CGGGGTGGAC CTCGCTGCAC AGATCTACGT CGTTATTACA GCAACACAAG ACACGGCGAG GTGCGCTCCC GGCACGGAAA GGTGTAAACA GTCAGAAGAG AGGAGTCTTC TGCTTTGTTG TTTGTGTTTT CAGTAGAGGT TGAAGAGTAG AAGTTGCCCT CCTTTCTCTC GAAACTTAGA TTTCCTTGGT TTGTTCGTGT CTCTCCCATT GCAGGATGAC TTCCTGGGGT CTTCGTCTCT GCTCCCTCTA CACCTTGAGC CAGTGGCGGA GCTGGAAAGA AAACAGGTTT AGTCAGAAAC CCTGGGGCGA TGCCCCATTT
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