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DNA Music Lecture Video by David Deamer, Professor of Chemistry, UC Santa Cruz Wonderfest 2007 - Recorded 10/27/07

 

 


Imagine the mRNA to be like a long piece of magnetic recording tape, and the ribosome to be like a tape recorder.  As the tape passes through the playing head of the recorder, it is "read" and converted into music, or other sounds...


When a "tape" of mRNA passes through the "playing head" of a ribosome, the "notes" produced  are amino acids and the pieces of music they make up are proteins.

Godel, Escher, Bach, Douglas Hofstadter comments on similarities between genes and music.

 

 

Videos

 

 

Dance of the Manta Ray
Commissioned by Scott Moore (Canada)
   

Translated into music from the Mitochondrial DNA of a Giant Manta Ray

Protein Translation: KVWSPQYFLDLHMQVSAFR-ERPNRP-NLIRSWYQAHTKNSP-RLAQPHPQGNSAVNIAL-A-A-VNQSYKELVNLVPATAVIRVTQINIPRR-G-LETISSI-S-DLIKLSYAL

 

 

 

 

 

The Mitochondrial (Ancestral) DNA sequence of a Humpback Whale translated into music by Stuart Mitchell. The melody is eternal in all species and has been passed on maternally for millions of years without a great deal of variation. This is the actual biological song of the Humpback.

All royalties made from this work are re-distributed into Greenpeace for the conservation of this wonderful mammal.

To donate visit:

http://www.stuart-mitchell.com

 

 

 

 

The genetic sequence of a Mute Swan translated into music.

PROTEIN SEQUENCE: VLSAADKT NVKGVFSK IGGHADDY GAETLERM FIAYPQTK TYFPHFDL QHGSAQI KAHGKKVA AALVEAVN HIDDIAGA LSKLSDLH AQKLRVD PVNFKFLG HCFLVVV AIHHPSA LTPEVHAS LDKFLCAV GAVLTAKYR

Also the very first photograph of a DNA Helix by Rosalind Franklin

 

V I D E O S

DNA Music Lecture Video with David Deamer Professor of Chemistry, UC Santa Cruz


Copyright 2008 Stuart Mitchell