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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.
Study helps solve mystery about how genetic variations can increase cancer risk

Study helps solve mystery about how genetic variations can increase cancer risk

Researchers obtain detailed picture of how Gas5 RNA interacts with steroid hormone receptors

Researchers obtain detailed picture of how Gas5 RNA interacts with steroid hormone receptors

Researchers identify non-protein-coding RNA whose expression linked to ovarian cancer

Researchers identify non-protein-coding RNA whose expression linked to ovarian cancer

Researchers identify possible new drug target for treating childhood blood cancer

Researchers identify possible new drug target for treating childhood blood cancer

University of Michigan scientists uncover how cells block mutation-causing activity of junk DNA

University of Michigan scientists uncover how cells block mutation-causing activity of junk DNA

Junk DNA linked to heart failure, reveals Washington University study

Junk DNA linked to heart failure, reveals Washington University study

Researchers demonstrate accurate identification of amino acids

Researchers demonstrate accurate identification of amino acids

Supercomputer dramatically accelerates genome analysis

Supercomputer dramatically accelerates genome analysis

Study: Variations in non-coding sections of genome might be main contributors to type 2 diabetes risk

Study: Variations in non-coding sections of genome might be main contributors to type 2 diabetes risk

Cyclin D1 protein controls cell cycle progression, microRNA biogenesis in breast cancer

Cyclin D1 protein controls cell cycle progression, microRNA biogenesis in breast cancer

Close to 100 novel human gene regions that code for proteins may be linked to cancer

Close to 100 novel human gene regions that code for proteins may be linked to cancer

Study uncovers novel mechanism that helps govern regulated gene expression

Study uncovers novel mechanism that helps govern regulated gene expression

Scientists use new technology to study whole genome to find the cause of genetic disease

Scientists use new technology to study whole genome to find the cause of genetic disease

Genetic discovery could take guesswork out of prescribing correct dose of drugs

Genetic discovery could take guesswork out of prescribing correct dose of drugs

UAB study points to protein pathway that could lead to new treatments for diabetes

UAB study points to protein pathway that could lead to new treatments for diabetes

Cancer-linked mitosis: an interview with Professor Scott Kern, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Cancer-linked mitosis: an interview with Professor Scott Kern, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Scientists find that 'junk DNA' could promote cancer progression

Scientists find that 'junk DNA' could promote cancer progression

Hospital for Special Surgery receives grant for new genomics center to study autoimmune diseases

Hospital for Special Surgery receives grant for new genomics center to study autoimmune diseases

Junk DNA plays important role in brain development

Junk DNA plays important role in brain development

Study shows importance of lncRNAs for regulation of adipogeneis

Study shows importance of lncRNAs for regulation of adipogeneis