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'Junk' DNA Mystery Solved: It's Not Needed

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 02:16 PM

One person's trash may be another person's treasure, but sometimes, trash is just trash.

So-called junk DNA, the vast majority of the genome that doesn't code for proteins, really isn't needed for a healthy organism, according to new research.


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Posted 13 May 2013 - 02:46 PM

on the other hand :


Most of our DNA may well have originated as ‘junk’ but that junk has been put to work. One of its most common jobs is to produce tiny bits of RNA known as ‘microRNA’ that targets other RNA for destruction. MicroRNA has been shown to shut down the activity of protein-coding RNA in everything from petunias to people.
Junk DNA also plays another crucial function: it guards the DNA code from invasion by retroviruses or so-called jumping genes, which can hop about in the genome causing dangerous mutations.


"Junk" DNA Holds Clues to Common Diseases
With the new annotation of the human genome, researchers are finding that most of the code between genes is controlling crucial functions for life and health

on comment post by 1. theDNAproblem 03:01 AM 9/6/12 :


It is great that the theory of Junk DNA has been proven false. Logic tells us that there is a lot more information in the DNA than even this newly uncovered information. Here is a video outlining what has to be in the DNA:
or look for this on You Tube 02 Information in DNA by theDNAproblem.
The process these scientists are involved in is what is known as reverse engineering in computing.

We don't know enough about the junk to know where the junk starts or ends //

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