ROTFL and DNA – Lost in Translation?

Thanks to my friend Missy Frazier, I’ve learned a person’s laugh can be transcribed using music notation. (See http://cmuse.org/signature-laugh-transcribed-to-sheet-music/.) It turns out a person’s genetic code can also be turned into music. (See http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_8807000/8807091.stm.) So could we take someone’s laugh, transcribe it using music notation, back-translate the music notation to genetic code, and use bioinformatics to find the gene sequence that codes for that person’s laugh? Just a bit of whimsy for the geeks out there. 🙂

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Posted September 30, 2014 by markelacy in musings

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