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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.
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

'Junk' DNA mutations highly significant in autism and stroke

'Junk' DNA mutations highly significant in autism and stroke

Mutations within junk DNA linked to autism spectrum disorder

Mutations within junk DNA linked to autism spectrum disorder

Mutations in 'junk' DNA can cause autism, study shows

Mutations in 'junk' DNA can cause autism, study shows

Targeting antidiuretic hormone vasopressin shows promise for autism

Targeting antidiuretic hormone vasopressin shows promise for autism

KZFPs play a key role in the regulation of human genome

KZFPs play a key role in the regulation of human genome

Study shows an unusual mechanism could have thwart the invasion of human genome by junk DNA

Study shows an unusual mechanism could have thwart the invasion of human genome by junk DNA

Geneticists discover how sex-linked disorders arise

Geneticists discover how sex-linked disorders arise

New framework combines three existing methods to find cancer cell mutations

New framework combines three existing methods to find cancer cell mutations

Scientists reveal role of 'junk DNA' in cancer dissemination

Scientists reveal role of 'junk DNA' in cancer dissemination

Koala virus could provide clues to accumulated 'junk' DNA in the human genome

Koala virus could provide clues to accumulated 'junk' DNA in the human genome

Imaging study shows how junk DNA activates genes

Imaging study shows how junk DNA activates genes

Study identifies RNA molecules that regulate male hormones in prostate cancer

Study identifies RNA molecules that regulate male hormones in prostate cancer

USC study reveals how the cell launches emergency response to repair damaged DNA

USC study reveals how the cell launches emergency response to repair damaged DNA

Researchers complete genomic map of chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Researchers complete genomic map of chronic lymphocytic leukemia