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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.
Researchers discover molecular mechanism implicated in geographic atrophy

Researchers discover molecular mechanism implicated in geographic atrophy

Five young scientists receive Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award for cancer research

Five young scientists receive Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award for cancer research

Genetic biomarker linked to increased risk for breast cancer found in 'junk' DNA

Genetic biomarker linked to increased risk for breast cancer found in 'junk' DNA

Researchers document novel form of splicing in nerve cell cytoplasm

Researchers document novel form of splicing in nerve cell cytoplasm

Scientists discover way of shrinking tumours in cancers

Scientists discover way of shrinking tumours in cancers

Scientists discover genetic flaw that causes facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy

Scientists discover genetic flaw that causes facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy

GWA Study helps scientists identify genetic variant that increases tuberculosis susceptibility in African populations

GWA Study helps scientists identify genetic variant that increases tuberculosis susceptibility in African populations

Researchers discover a new driving force behind cancer growth

Researchers discover a new driving force behind cancer growth

Jumping elements in primates may have important consequences for studies of human genetic diseases

Jumping elements in primates may have important consequences for studies of human genetic diseases

Scientists discover human DNA that act as a traitor to body's defences

Scientists discover human DNA that act as a traitor to body's defences

Mutations in MeCP2 cause autism spectrum disorder Rett Syndrome

Mutations in MeCP2 cause autism spectrum disorder Rett Syndrome

DNA interval in unexplored region of human genome increases risk for coronary artery disease

DNA interval in unexplored region of human genome increases risk for coronary artery disease

Genetic rogue elements could help diagnose breast and bowel cancer

Genetic rogue elements could help diagnose breast and bowel cancer

Junk DNA could accelerate development of gene therapies

Junk DNA could accelerate development of gene therapies

Oxidative DNA damage: Primary cause of mutation

Oxidative DNA damage: Primary cause of mutation

Research on Ewing's sarcoma could lead to drugs for patients who do not respond to chemotherapy

Research on Ewing's sarcoma could lead to drugs for patients who do not respond to chemotherapy

Research reveals the reason why some patients with Ewing's sarcoma do not respond to chemotherapy

Research reveals the reason why some patients with Ewing's sarcoma do not respond to chemotherapy

Research study highlights the biological importance of Vitamin D in humans and other primates

Research study highlights the biological importance of Vitamin D in humans and other primates

Discovery of potential treatment for spinal muscular atrophy

Discovery of potential treatment for spinal muscular atrophy

Junk DNA may not be so ‘junky’ after all

Junk DNA may not be so ‘junky’ after all