Thursday, September 06, 2012

Human Genome Far More Complex That Originally Believed

Everything your biology teacher told you about genetics was wrong.
For the past decade, scientists have been working on the assumption that 20,000 genes, less than 2 percent of the total genome, underpin human biology. But a massive international project called ENCODE has just revealed that plenty of the remaining 98 percent, once tossed aside as "junk DNA", is in fact incredibly important.


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