Play your genes

By Hilary Miller 14/04/2010


Ever wondered what your favourite gene would sound like if it was a melody? Well here’s a website where you can find out. 

Basically what it does is take the DNA sequence, convert it to amino acids, and assign each amino acid to a musical note (with some modifications to make it more musical, described here).  There is also a complicated way of assigning rhythm. 

Gene2music is the brainchild of Rie Takahashi, Jeffrey Miller, and Frank Pettit at UCLA.