OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Co-Discoverer of the DNA structure, Dr. James Watson and Pandora (NYSE: P) Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Tim Westergren discussed their respective genome projects (Music and Human) at a private Pandora town hall event, hosted at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory DNA Learning Center on October 6, 2011 in Long Island, NY. In the open-forum discussion, both speakers focused on the foundational similarities they experienced while creating and mapping a genome for the first time.
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Pandora (NYSE: P) gives people music they love anytime, anywhere, through connected devices. (OK, we've added comedy as well so we're also up for playing some jokes you'll love.) Personalized stations launch instantly with the input of a single "seed" - a favorite artist, song or genre. The Music Genome Project®, a deeply detailed hand-built musical taxonomy, powers the personalization of Pandora® internet radio by using musicological "DNA" and constant listener feedback to craft personalized stations from a growing collection of hundreds of thousands of recordings. Tens of millions of people in the U.S. turn on Pandora to hear music they love. www.pandora.com