Ancestry invites users to share their DNA code to create new music

Each person's DNA is unique in its own way, but what's the point if we only use it when creating offspring? Ancestry has partnered with streaming music service Spotify to launch a new project to transform DNA data into music. To do this, you only need one thing - the willingness to share your genetic code with private capital.

When decoding DNA, you can learn a lot about human ancestors, for example, where they come from - North Africa, Indonesia, historical Slavic lands. Were your great-grandfathers highlanders, is there even a little blood of seafarers in your veins, or, perhaps, you are a descendant of extinct peoples? This information, given a huge database of ethnic melodies, is easy to turn into a separate musical composition. Which, if it does not tell about a person's pedigree in the literal sense, will at least please the ear.

Spotify is interested in new unusual music, and Ancestry is interested in new genetic data of many people. Therefore, in order to participate in the project, you will not only have to hand over DNA samples to the company, but also waive some restrictions on how it can use this data to its advantage. And in return - a decoded genetic code and a melody generator program to compose a kind of anthem to your own taste.