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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.
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

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