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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.
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

Hematopoietic stem cells take advantage of 'junk' RNA to replenish the blood system

Hematopoietic stem cells take advantage of 'junk' RNA to replenish the blood system

Researchers create the most comprehensive atlas of human transcriptome

Researchers create the most comprehensive atlas of human transcriptome

Study reveals the role of lncRNAs in immune dysfunction during severe COVID-19

Study reveals the role of lncRNAs in immune dysfunction during severe COVID-19

Long noncoding RNA plays a vital role in mobilizing immune response after organ transplantation

Long noncoding RNA plays a vital role in mobilizing immune response after organ transplantation

Long-range regulation of tumor suppressor genes plays key role in cancer

Long-range regulation of tumor suppressor genes plays key role in cancer

Novel mechanism enhances the formation of hematopoietic stem cells

Novel mechanism enhances the formation of hematopoietic stem cells

Exposure to ancient parasites may be linked to humans’ response to coronavirus

Exposure to ancient parasites may be linked to humans’ response to coronavirus

Stuttering DNA controls development of mosquito embryos

Stuttering DNA controls development of mosquito embryos

Jumping genes play surprising role in stabilizing DNA folding patterns

Jumping genes play surprising role in stabilizing DNA folding patterns

Scientists create 3D images of unique RNA molecule critical for stem cell programming

Scientists create 3D images of unique RNA molecule critical for stem cell programming

Study sheds light on how ‘junk DNA’ affects inherited cancer risk

Study sheds light on how ‘junk DNA’ affects inherited cancer risk

Hibernators reveal genetic clues to better understand and treat obesity, metabolic disorders

Hibernators reveal genetic clues to better understand and treat obesity, metabolic disorders

Researchers reveal mechanisms that lead to onset of Type 1 diabetes

Researchers reveal mechanisms that lead to onset of Type 1 diabetes