The sound of the DNA language

Biol Res. 1995;28(3):197-204.


A new method is described for the study of DNA language employing the communicative strength of music. An algorithm was created to "translate" codons into musical notes. The analysis of the musical transcriptions of DNA sequences suggests the presence of some structural features of DNA language hidden in human and mouse interferon alpha 1 genes.

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acid Sequence / genetics
  • Animals
  • Base Sequence
  • Codon / genetics*
  • Humans
  • Interferon-alpha / genetics
  • Mice
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Music*
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA / methods*


  • Codon
  • Interferon-alpha

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