Swine Flu Gene Sequence, Turned Into Music

The swine flu genome has been sequenced. Writer and computer geek Stephan Zielinski spent a little time tinkering around with algorithms and figured out a way to convert one of its genes into ambient music. I have to say, it sounds amazing. You can listen to it, and learn more about how he did it, on his blog.

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Of course, the real twist for this idea would be asking what happens when you convert music into DNA, and not the other way around.

Man, imagine if you could actually get something to grow in a petri dish doing that?