Complete genome of SARS-CoV-2

I’ll read this later while listening to the musical sonification of the spike protein (https://soundcloud.com/user-275864738) and playing the latest Foldit COVID19 puzzle on my computer.

14,600,000 results for a search on “Covid + jigsaw puzzles” - mostly about the boom in doing jigsaw puzzles during lockdown
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It is interesting to me that there isn’t a continuous brainstorm happening online and on TV for all citizen scientists to solve the problem of COVID19 (or maybe I just haven’t been invited to the party). This should be an all species conversation but it seems like nobody with a large megaphone actually wants to call for quorum.

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Don’t you mean Noble? /s

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it’d just be noise though, yeah? and what dimensions (width, height) would you use? and do you use the letters, or do you use something like the dna twists in threespace to select from a color plane? so many options!

though i guess in contact ellie finds the image of a circle in pi… so you never know till you try i guess.

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it’s 45 that’s completely busted

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Anybody else feel a sudden urge to watch GATTACA?

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It’s the “AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA” at the end that makes it deadly.

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Now that my eyes have seen the full text of this “wanted poster”, it really should be possible for my immune system get scanning, looking for this particular hooligan on my epitheleum.

It bothers me more than a little that science fiction medicine is still to this day, mostly about waving fancy salt shakers over a fallen red shirt and spouting some rubber science.

If medicine were as well covered in SF, as say, military weaponry- you better believe people today wouldnt be so eager to go to a bar with a bunch of unmasked strangers.

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I was disappointed to not find that pattern in the actual genome :frowning:

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Yeah does the genome really have padding?

But… it’s there.

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Ah, indeed. My mistake for assuming Rob’s copy was the complete thing. :smiley:

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I’m going to take this opportunity to log roll for folding at home. Any of you geeky folk with spare processor cycles, please take a look at this.

https://foldingathome.org/covid19/

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Cool! Thanks for the link!

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I mean, it’s true, but we use BBEdit also. Sort of an intermediate between the two. (Although frankly if anyone IS using Word for this they need to take a good, hard look at themselves. Kinda like those people who use Excel to analyse data).

edit: incidentally I’ll add that I mostly work on big, squashy, friendly things like mitochondria, not nasty little viruses. I vaguely remember that some RNA viruses use overlapping genes (data compression, if you like) to pack more information in. Is that the case for CV?

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I have a text to speech plug-in on Firefox, so I had 10 sec of fun.

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No need for to much time, alignment software usually has this build in.

This is the weekend, I’m not going to put this into an alignment right now. You do you.

BTW, Randall, if you are reading this: I’m still waiting for upgoer-five style explanation for the pandemic, targeted at decision makers. I’m willing to proofread. Strike that, I’m willing to work out the text (and I think I know how hard this is) if you do the rest of the creative work, and I also don’t give a shit for being credited. Some parts of the world seem to need a special “executive summary”.

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I think this is highly dangerous. What if some hacker ran it through an AI chatbot? We’d have a completely new virus.

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Where’s the tl,dr?!

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Covid is an RNA virus so all the T’s should be U’s

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