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Thai sets DNA to music

Bangkok, July 16 (AFP): A Thai scientist has turned the DNA of animals, organisms and plants into an unusual new soundtrack by translating the genetic code into musical notes.

“Every living thing on earth — humans, animals and plants — is made up of chains of four chemical codes,” said Sirisak Thepakham, a researcher at the National Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology.

“I translated the code to musical tones.”

Sirisak paired the letters A, T, G and C representing the four types of DNA chemicals with the la, si, do and so of the tonal scale. Combinations of the letters were used to construct the remaining notes.

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