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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.
AI uncovers potential cancer drivers hidden in 'junk' regions of DNA

AI uncovers potential cancer drivers hidden in 'junk' regions of DNA

Ancient viral sequences in the human genome may contribute to psychiatric disorder susceptibility

Ancient viral sequences in the human genome may contribute to psychiatric disorder susceptibility

Breakthrough gene therapy method utilizes bird retrotransposon for safe gene insertion

Breakthrough gene therapy method utilizes bird retrotransposon for safe gene insertion

Novel adaptations and functions of human LINE-1 revealed by structural analysis and inhibition

Novel adaptations and functions of human LINE-1 revealed by structural analysis and inhibition

UK Biobank unveils world's largest genetic data set

UK Biobank unveils world's largest genetic data set

UK Biobank data opens door to new era of precision medicine

UK Biobank data opens door to new era of precision medicine

RNA-based therapy shows promise for treating leukemia in animal models

RNA-based therapy shows promise for treating leukemia in animal models

Scientists uncover "genomic tug of war" that influences chemotherapy's effectiveness

Scientists uncover "genomic tug of war" that influences chemotherapy's effectiveness

Study reveals non-coding genetic variants associated with Alzheimer’s disease functioning in microglia

Study reveals non-coding genetic variants associated with Alzheimer’s disease functioning in microglia

Scientists discover novel microglia-associated risk factors for Alzheimer's disease

Scientists discover novel microglia-associated risk factors for Alzheimer's disease

SickKids scientists shine light on the complex genetics that underlie blood pressure regulation

SickKids scientists shine light on the complex genetics that underlie blood pressure regulation

New model contributes to the understanding of huge variety of genome sizes in nature

New model contributes to the understanding of huge variety of genome sizes in nature

NEI researchers create a high-resolution map of retinal cell chromatin contract points

NEI researchers create a high-resolution map of retinal cell chromatin contract points

Non-coding 'junk' DNA could potentially contribute to the development of cancer

Non-coding 'junk' DNA could potentially contribute to the development of cancer

Penn biologists show evidence of a two-sided genomic arms race involving repetitive DNA

Penn biologists show evidence of a two-sided genomic arms race involving repetitive DNA

New workflow identifies hidden genetic connections that could improve personalized medicine for IBD

New workflow identifies hidden genetic connections that could improve personalized medicine for IBD

HIV drug stops disease progression in 25% of patients with fourth-line metastatic colorectal cancer

HIV drug stops disease progression in 25% of patients with fourth-line metastatic colorectal cancer

Research reveals why a common genetic variant worsens outcomes for people with ALS and FTD

Research reveals why a common genetic variant worsens outcomes for people with ALS and FTD

Study highlights the critical role of junk DNA in mammalian development

Study highlights the critical role of junk DNA in mammalian development

Study brings scientists one step closer to solving the mystery of aging

Study brings scientists one step closer to solving the mystery of aging

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