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Today we finally published the genomic analyses of hair locks from world-famous music composer Ludwig van #Beethoven. The #genome offers clues to his health and family history! 🧬💇‍♂️ @CurrentBiology (credits: Beethoven-Haus Bonn; T. Begg)
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@CurrentBiology 8 hair locks attributed to Beethoven = 5 genetic matches + 2 non-matching samples + 1 not conclusive.
Hiller-lock (famous from book & lead poisoning hypothesis) belonged to woman
(credits: Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies, SanJoseStateUni; photo W. Meredith)
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@CurrentBiology Beethoven’s whole genome was sequenced from one of the matching locks, the Stumpff lock. The ultra-short DNA fragments characteristic of historical hair samples (mean fragment length 29.62 bp) resulted in a 24-fold (!) genome coverage. (credits: Anthi Tiliakou)
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Language and turns of phrase:

My sentences, wording, has been joked by those who don’t understand. I read books to learn spoken language & only heard those around me in my limited capacity. So I speak oddly. I say things like:

How are you fairing?

That makes my heart feel….
The Whidden Hall resident advisor the year I was there was quite amused by my phrasing, assuming it was because I was a “newbie” (from New Brunswick, living in Ontario). But it was more than that and I was happy to watch her amusement in my phrasing.
Wording & social interactions is an interesting level of observation to me. To word properly, to say it at the right sound level, using appropriate tone, just in case. Then reevaluate it all later to learn better for next time. Imagine doing all that in English & French. Haha
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1. Hearing loss friends (and everyone else) I think we had a breakthrough yesterday evening at my sister’s party. I’m always banjaxed at any gathering and can’t communicate optimally. Millions can’t. #hearingloss #hearinglosshour @HearingLosshour @ActionDeafness @RNID
2. We were trying out a transcribing app which has a paywall for its more advanced functions. It was pretty good. I wanted to try it out ahead of the @LeicsComedyFest this month. One of our party made what I would regard as a paradigm shifting breakthrough. A true innovation
3 Using two ordinary smartphones he set up a Googlemeet and turned on captions. Bingo! I have this fear that everyone will pile in and say “yes, didn’t you know?!” I don’t think people do know, however, and I’m keen to get this round. Hoping someone will see this and continue
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