To start, here's a short tale by Australian SF writer Ian McHugh featuring whales and prions and aliens:
- Read "Requiem in D-minor (for prions, whale and burning bush)"
- Listen to "Requiem in D-minor (for prions, whale and burning bush)" at Escape Pod
And music has indeed been made based on the three-dimensional structure of biological molecules. Listen to human growth hormone. It's not much like humpback whale song, but it's nice.
Image: Human prion protein PDB structure 1i4m (Knaus KJ et al. " Crystal structure of the human prion protein reveals a mechanism for oligomerization." Nat Struct Biol 8:770-774) (2001)
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