New DNA findings debunk ‘junk’
September 6, 2012 |
Scientists used to think genes were the only useful parts of DNA. What bamboozled them was why genes only make up a measly 2% of DNA, and what the rest of DNA does.
But not any more.
The very latest research reveals most of your DNA, previously called ‘junk’, is involved in switching your genes on and off at the right times – when you encounter a virus, for example.
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