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Did God make junk? Scientists say 98 percent of human genome is junk Comments

Did God make junk? According to researchers, a significant percent of human DNA could be "junk DNA" serving no purpose within our bodies. Continue Reading

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  1. Rob
    11 months ago

    Old DNA codes that became obsolete as humans evolved. Nothing more. No magic here.

  2. Daisy
    11 months ago

    This article is rubbish. "Nobody really know where this supposed junk DNA comes from or what it does, or doesn't do." WRONG. In fact, geneticists have known for years that noncoding DNA serves to fold/unfold the coding DNA pieces thereby regulating the frequency of their replication. It's called epigenetics. Look it up, Mr. Connolly.

  3. dmitri
    11 months ago

    Lookup the ENCODE project recently completed
    IT was a MASSIVE undertaking of sequencing the human genome and actually came to the opposite conclusion of this single study of the bladderwort.

    Althouth 98% of the genome is non-protein coding there are millions of regulator sequences, rna syntehsis sequences and regulatory sequences that do play an unknown but ever present role in our genetic expressopion

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