GenoME

'University College London launches a new app 'GenoME' through The Personal Genome Project: UK. The app features a unique interpretation of the genetic code as music, by composer Deirdre Gribbin and performed by the Benyounes Quartet.'

 

Deirdre Gribbin translates visual data from the DNA print-outs of sequenced genomes, transforming information on individuals’ eye colours into music. GenoME for strings is based on the most common type of genetic variation (“single nucleotide polymorphisms”, or SNPs for short) found in the DNA of four of the volunteers whose genomic profile features in the app.

In April 2018 the Benyounes Quartet premiere the work at UCL alongside another DNA influenced composition of Deirdre Gribbin's entitled 'Hearing Your Genes Evolve'.  

The Personal Genome Project UK, which was founded in 2013 to bring genomic, environmental and human trait data donated by volunteers into a publicly accessible database, while involving its participants in citizen science.

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With kind permission of composer Deirdre Gribbin. Copyright 2012.
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