Breakthrough study overturns theory of ‘junk DNA’ in genome

This is big news, the international Encode project has found that about a fifth of the human genome regulates the 2% that makes proteins. What was the previous thinking? Until now, the thought was that the vast stretches of DNA between our 20,000 or so protein-coding genes – more than 98% of the genetic sequence … Read more Breakthrough study overturns theory of ‘junk DNA’ in genome