Lisa just got me this:
I have the best wife ever.
Suppose we do the following:
Let A = MOVE LEFT 1 UNIT; Let C = MOVE DOWN 1 UNIT; Let G = MOVE RIGHT 1 UNIT; Let T = MOVE UP 1 UNIT;
Then we can map any genome into a random walk, a kind of Etch A Sketch with DNA as the commands. The result might be interesting as a sort of message/art.
Here are a few examples.
Bacteriophage MS2, a virus.
Bacteriophage Φ-X174, another virus.
A small section of the genome of Canis lupus familiaris, the dog.
Seems like a promising premise for a story…
The quick-and-dirty script I hacked up for drawing these can be found here.