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In genetics, "junk DNA" or noncoding DNA describes components of an organism's DNA sequences that do not encode for protein sequences.
Scientists create stem cell-based model of rare inherited neurological condition

Scientists create stem cell-based model of rare inherited neurological condition

Linking RNA to autoimmune diseases

Linking RNA to autoimmune diseases

Dietary anti-cancer compound from broccoli may work by influence on long non-coding RNAs

Dietary anti-cancer compound from broccoli may work by influence on long non-coding RNAs

U of T study uncovers gene that may play key role in obesity

U of T study uncovers gene that may play key role in obesity

Endogenous retroviruses may have played significant role in development of the brain

Endogenous retroviruses may have played significant role in development of the brain

Retinoblastoma protein plays larger role in tumor suppression, study finds

Retinoblastoma protein plays larger role in tumor suppression, study finds

Researchers find certain short junk DNA play key role in development of Ewing sarcoma

Researchers find certain short junk DNA play key role in development of Ewing sarcoma

Scientists reveal molecular elements that bridge anxiety and metabolism

Scientists reveal molecular elements that bridge anxiety and metabolism

MIT biologists unravel lncRNA structure-to-function relationships

MIT biologists unravel lncRNA structure-to-function relationships

New study shows variation in junk DNA can affect health

New study shows variation in junk DNA can affect health

LIGR-Seq tool opens door to developing new understanding of ncRNA function

LIGR-Seq tool opens door to developing new understanding of ncRNA function

MicroRNAs circulating in blood could lead to first diagnostic test for asthma

MicroRNAs circulating in blood could lead to first diagnostic test for asthma

Hiroshima University researchers identify new class of cancer-causing genetic variations

Hiroshima University researchers identify new class of cancer-causing genetic variations

'Junk' DNA suppresses breast cancer

'Junk' DNA suppresses breast cancer

Study points to future treatment for post-stroke damage

Study points to future treatment for post-stroke damage

Nuclear membrane fixes potentially fatal breaks in DNA strands

Nuclear membrane fixes potentially fatal breaks in DNA strands

Four microRNAs appear to play critical roles in controlling cholesterol, triglyceride metabolism

Four microRNAs appear to play critical roles in controlling cholesterol, triglyceride metabolism

Study suggests link between human endogenous retroviral genes and ALS

Study suggests link between human endogenous retroviral genes and ALS

Scientists map genes responsible for early embryonic development in humans

Scientists map genes responsible for early embryonic development in humans

Discovery may lead to new ways to diagnose, treat brain cancer

Discovery may lead to new ways to diagnose, treat brain cancer