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A new patent on genetic music got us brainstorming about other DNA-based inventions. We can’t wait to retire early when the royalties start kicking in.

News that the US Patent and Trademark Office had issued a patent covering genetic music stirred up our Genome Technology Online community like blood-meal time at the Aedes aegypti lab. Granted, most readers weren’t expressing frustration over the quality of the patented idea — instead, the angst seemed to stem from “But I invented that first!” syndrome.

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