Study Finds Value in "Junk" DNA

Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 19:28 in Biology & Nature

There's new evidence that a significant number of exons created from so-called "junk" DNA seem to play a role in gene regulation. Exons are building blocks for protein-coding genes in higher organisms, and the findings increase understanding of how humans differ from other animals.

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