HIV As Music

Alexandra Pajak, a grad student at the University of Georgia, has translated the HIV virus into music, "assigning different pitches to the different DNA sequences." You can listen to different tracks here. David Post hypothesizes:

From the snippets available, it sounds pretty good (especially for such a nasty little micro-organism). And it raises the question: With all of the recent controversy surrounding the patentability of genetic sequences ... perhaps we’ve been barking up the wrong tree (as it were): DNA sequences are copyrightable “musical works”!!

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