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: According to 23andme.com, I have an moderately higher risk for Tourette’s syndrome(How do I feel about this? %$@^!&*!). The genetic marker for this is the variation (SNP) rs4565946. The DNA sequence (in FASTA format) surrounding this variation is below:
CGGCTCACTG CAACCTCTGC CTCCTGGGTT CAAGGAATTC TCCTGCCTCA GCCTCCCTGG TAGTTGGGAT TACAGGCACG TGCCACCATA CCCAGCTAAA TTTTGTATTT TTAGCAGAGA CAGGGTTTTG CCATGTTGGC CAGGCTGGCC TCAAACTCTT GATATCAGGT GATCTGCCTG CCTCAGCCTC CCAAAGTGCT GGGATTACAG ACGTGAGCCA CCACGGCTGG CCAAGTTGTC TAAATTTCCA TCTCGGCTCC TGGCTTAGAA CCACCCAGAG TGGCCACTGA CGGCTCCTTG CCCTCTAGGA AGGACATGAT GCCCTGCTTT CGGCTGCGGA GGGCCAGTTG CAGGGGTGTG CAGCTCACTC CATCCTGGAC GTCCAGCTGG GCGCCTGCCT Y GACCAGCACT TTGAGGATGG CTGTGTTGCC CTTGAGGGCG GCCAGGTGGG CGGGTGTCCA GCCCACCTTG TTGCGGGCGT GGACATTTGC GTGATGTTCT AGGAGGTTGA TGACACTCAG GAAGGTGCTC CTCTGGACCG CCAGGTGGAG GGGTGTCCAG CCTGACTGCT CTGCAGCATT GGGGTCAGCC CCACACTGCA GCAGTGCTGA CACCACCGCC TCCTCCCCGT GGCGTGCAGC TAGGTGCAGG GGAGTCCAGT TCACAGCTCC AAGAGCACCC ATGTTTGCGT GGCTCTCTGC CAGCAGATGG ATGATCTCCA GGTGGCCCTT GTAGGCTGCT AGATGCAGGG GTGTCCAGCC CTGGTGGGTG GGCAGCTCAA GGCTGGCTCC GTACCTGAGC
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