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: I have “substantially higher odds of heroin addiction.” Not terribly worried about this as Heroin is a hobby I plan not to take up. The genetic marker for this is the variation (SNP) rs1799971. The DNA sequence (in FASTA format) surrounding this variation is below:
AGGGATCGCT TTGCGCAAAA TCACCCTTTT CCCCTCTCCT CCCCTTCCAG CCTCCGAATCCCGCATGGCC CACGCTCCCC TCCTGCAGCG GTGCGGGGCA GGTGATGAGC CTCTGTGAACTACTAAGGTG GGAGGGGGCT ATACGCAGAG GAGAATGTCA GATGCTCAGC TCGGTCCCCTCCGCCTGACG CTCCTCTCTG TCTCAGCCAGGA CTGGTTTCTG TAAGAAACAG CAGGAGCTGTGGCAGCGGCG AAAGGAAGCG GCTGAGGCGC TTGGAACCCG AAAAGTCTCG GTGCTCCTGGCTACCTCGCA CAGCGGTGCC CGCCCGGCCG TCAGTACCAT GGACAGCAGC GCTGCCCCCACGAACGCCAG CAATTGCACT GATGCCTTGG CGTACTCAAG TTGCTCCCCA GCACCCAGCCCCGGTTCCTG GGTCAACTTG TCCCACTTAG ATGGC R ACCTGTCCGA CCCATGCGGTCCGAACCGCA CCGACCTGGG CGGGAGAGAC AGCCTGTGCC CTCCGACCGG CAGTCCCTCCATGATCACGG CCATCACGAT CATGGCCCTC TACTCCATCG TGTGCGTGGT GGGGCTCTTCGGAAACTTCC TGGTCATGTA TGTGATTGTC AGGTAAGGAA AGCGCCAGGG CTCCGAGCGGAGGGTTCAGC GGCTTAAGGG GGTACAAAGA GACACCTAAC TCCCAAGGCT CAATGTTGGGCGGGA GGATGAAAAA AAAAAAAGGG GGGGG
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