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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.
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

Researchers create high-resolution map of gene regulatory elements in the brain

Researchers create high-resolution map of gene regulatory elements in the brain

Study provides new insight into human cognitive function and risk for neurological diseases

Study provides new insight into human cognitive function and risk for neurological diseases

New study decodes complete epigenome of chronic lymphocytic leukemia

New study decodes complete epigenome of chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Two Chicago students develop novel treatment method for fetal alcohol syndrome

Two Chicago students develop novel treatment method for fetal alcohol syndrome

Researchers discover path to identify why genetic variants increase breast cancer risk

Researchers discover path to identify why genetic variants increase breast cancer risk

Sifting through the junk with ENCODE

Sifting through the junk with ENCODE

CSHL publishes genome-wide analysis of transcripts produced within human cells

CSHL publishes genome-wide analysis of transcripts produced within human cells

Spinach consumption can partially offset damaging effects of carcinogen

Spinach consumption can partially offset damaging effects of carcinogen

Researchers identify switches that can turn on or off genes associated with colorectal cancer

Researchers identify switches that can turn on or off genes associated with colorectal cancer

Mirror-microRNAs control multiple aspects of brain function

Mirror-microRNAs control multiple aspects of brain function

Non-coding RNA gives off biological signals during viral infection

Non-coding RNA gives off biological signals during viral infection

UCSF scientists assemble high-value genetic resource to help researchers

UCSF scientists assemble high-value genetic resource to help researchers

Researchers identify new mechanism by which colon cancer develops

Researchers identify new mechanism by which colon cancer develops

Two CNVs may increase risk of aggressive prostate cancer

Two CNVs may increase risk of aggressive prostate cancer

Researchers discover MicroRNAs as new switch of adipose cell development

Researchers discover MicroRNAs as new switch of adipose cell development

MDC researcher receives ERC grant for transposon study

MDC researcher receives ERC grant for transposon study

RaNA Therapeutics completes $20.7 million round of financing

RaNA Therapeutics completes $20.7 million round of financing