BACKGROUND: Since all genetic information can only come in the language of four nucleotides (A Adenosin 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: The relationship between genetics and schizophrenia is easily one of the most contentious (and interesting) debates out there. But according to 23andme.com, I have a somewhat lower risk. The genetic marker for this is the variation (SNP) rs2269726. The DNA sequence (in FASTA format) surrounding this variation is below:
GGGCTCCTGT CACTAGGCAG GTGGTGGGAG AGGGAGGCCC AGGTCCGTCT GTGGCCCTGG GCAGTTCTGG CCCAGCCCAG CAGAGTGGGC GGAGCACATG TCACACACGG GAGGGGGGGT GGGGGTGCAG GCGGTGATTT CAAGACTTTT CCCTGAGATT CAGGGACAGA CTGAGGATTT TAGTTGTTTT AATGTTTAAG AAAACTCCAA CAATGCAATG AACAGATTCA AGAAGAAAAC CTGTATGAGT Y GGAGAGATGC AGTGAGATCA TTTAGTGACA TCAGGCACCC ATTCAAGACC CAGATTCTTT CCCCAGGAGG GGTGGGAGGA GCCTCGCCTG GCGAGGAGAT GCCACCAAAC AACCCACAGC TAGCGCAGCC CTCACCCTGG CCTGGGATAC CACCGCCTGC GCCCCCAACA CTGCTCTAGG CTCCTGGCCA GTGAGGTAGG CGCCTTGCCA TGCCCTCAGC CACCTCGCCG TCCTACCTCA ACACCAGCTT
DOWNLOAD CODE: Click here to download PDF of Schizophrenia.