Science news articles about 'Junk DNA'

  • Carnivorous plant throws out 'junk' DNA

    ... been busy deleting noncoding "junk" DNA from its genetic material ... genetic material is so-called 'junk' DNA," Albert said. "Somehow, ... without the junk. Junk is not needed." Noncoding DNA is DNA that ...
  • Saved by junk DNA

    ... found that unstable pieces of junk DNA help tuning gene activity ... the reputed scientific Journal Science. Junk DNA 'Most people do not realize ... . In this way, unstable junk DNA allows fast shifts in gene ...
  • Research team finds important role for junk DNA

    ... have called it "junk DNA." They have long ... organism have found that junk DNA may not be so ... at that." The term "junk DNA" was originally coined to ... of this so-called junk plays important roles in ...
  • 'Junk DNA' could spotlight breast and bowel cancer

    ... , produced by DNA sequences commonly known as 'junk DNA', could help ... ). Despite being labelled as 'junk DNA' it is clear that some ... to investigate the role of 'junk DNA' in cancer development. The ...
  • 'Junk DNA' drives cancer growth

    ... studies have identified how 'junk' DNA promotes the growth of cancer ... suspect that these pieces of 'junk' DNA, called 'long terminal repeats', ... LTRs) are a form of 'junk DNA' - genetic material that has ...
  • Redundant genetic instructions in 'junk DNA' support healthy development

    ... -called "junk DNA" is anything but rubbish. The term "junk DNA" is ... of the genome merits "junk" status. But according to ... Biology, scientists increasingly believe "junk DNA" is crucial for turning the ...
  • 'Junk' DNA proves functional

    ... was previously believed to be "junk" DNA is one of the important ... percent of human DNA has been referred to as "junk" because it ... these repeats are anything but "junk DNA," since they provide a great ...
  • Junk DNA may prove invaluable in quest for gene therapies

    ... sections of so-called junk DNA to be cut ... the process, known as DNA transposition, in which ... hereditary diseases or cancer. Junk DNA, which accounts for ... emerging that movement of junk DNA, in a cut- ...
  • Key information about breast cancer risk and development is found in 'junk' DNA

    ... an individual's "junk" (non-coding) DNA, according to a ... team found that longer DNA sequences of a repetitive ... volunteers. The particular repeated DNA sequence in the control ... be found in our junk DNA."
  • LncRNA FAL1 - The Dragon Cancer Oncogene Found In Junk DNA

    ... in what biologists call "junk DNA" and that colloquially became considered ... junk to the public, even ... an actual God Particle. "Junk DNA" is anything useless rubbish – ...
  • Study finds value in 'junk' DNA

    ... have known that certain "junk" DNA -- repetitive DNA segments previously thought to ... of exons created from junk DNA seem to play a ... half of human DNA consists of repetitive DNA, including transposons, ...
  • Scientists attacked over claim that 'junk DNA' is vital to life

    ... long stretches of human DNA – previously dismissed as "junk" – were in fact ... "News concerning the death of junk DNA has been greatly exaggerated," they ... – is most of our DNA devoid of purpose or does ...
  • 'Junk' DNA May Have Important Role In Gene Regulation

    ... have known that certain "junk" DNA -- repetitive DNA segments previously thought to have ... number of exons created from junk DNA seem to play a role ...
  • 'Junk' DNA - Now With Even More Functions!

    ... what is called coding DNA determines the particular protein ... a short segment of DNA, known as a gene ... there is much more DNA in a cell than ... often referred to as "junk" DNA because it seemed unnecessary. ...
  • FEATURE: Not dead yet: junk DNA is back

    What is junk DNA so controversial? Merlin Crossley explains what is junk DNA and why it is important.

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