The Sound of Genetics

The New London Chamber Choir will debut "new choral work inspired by their very own genes" at the Royal Society of Medicine's "Music from the Genome" event tomorrow, says the Wellcome Trust. "The event takes its title from a Wellcome Trust-funded project of the same name, which brings together the new composition, 'Allele,' with a piece of original scientific research — an investigation into the genetic determinants of musical ability," the organization's statement reads.

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