Kathleen Rogers: Polka

I'm working on a recording project that explores the irregular heart beat in transgenic zebrafish.

Measurements of electrical activity of different chambers and areas of the living heart are made to resemble maps. In developmental genetics the zebrafish genes are labelled to indicate how specific genes affect the pulse of the heart. As they are discovered, researchers give specific heartbeat patterns names of novels, songs and dances.



Posted by Kathleen on December 11, 2006 9:51 PM to Kathleen Rogers