Semantic e-Science in Biomedicine

13 05 2007

Latest supplements published in BMC Bioinformatics
Semantic e-Science in Biomedicine

Open Access

More music & genes

3 05 2007

Conversion of amino-acid sequence in proteins to classical music: search for auditory patterns
Rie Takahashi and Jeffrey H Miller
Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics and the Molecular Biology Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1489, USA

We have converted genome-encoded protein sequences into musical notes to reveal auditory patterns without compromising musicality. We derived a reduced range of 13 base notes by pairing similar amino acids and distinguishing them using variations of three-note chords and codon distribution to dictate rhythm. The conversion will help make genomic coding sequences more approachable for the general public, young children, and vision-impaired scientists.

Vía What You’re Doing Is Rather Desperate

Gender Genie

28 04 2007

Write 500 words and Gender Genie will predict your gender.

The Gender Genie uses a simplified version of an algorithm developed by Moshe Koppel, Bar-Ilan University in Israel, and Shlomo Argamon, Illinois Institute of Technology, to predict the gender of an author.

My gender prediction was wrong. I guess it’s a ‘blockquote’ side effect 🙂
Vía Adventures in Ethics and Science

Second Science

28 04 2007

Science &Second Life:

Bioconductor 2.0

28 04 2007


Bioconductor is an open source and open development software project
for the analysis and comprehension of genomic data. Bioconductor 2.0 was released 26 April, 2007. This release is designed for R 2.5.0. View the packages here.

When you smoke…

21 04 2007

Vía Medgadget

Música génica

19 04 2007

La alcohol deshidrogenasa, que no es una hormona, suena a fiesta.
Más en Genetic Music. Vía Genetics and health