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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 link microRNA - miR 196 - to limb development

Researchers link microRNA - miR 196 - to limb development

"Junk" DNA not important to an organism's evolutionary survival

"Junk" DNA not important to an organism's evolutionary survival

Charles Darwin was right and chimp gene map proves it

Charles Darwin was right and chimp gene map proves it

Rosetta Genomics identifies hundreds of novel human microRNAs

Rosetta Genomics identifies hundreds of novel human microRNAs

Jumping genes help detemine uniqueness of individual brains

Jumping genes help detemine uniqueness of individual brains

DNA discovery may help explain disorders such as autism

DNA discovery may help explain disorders such as autism

Variations in genetic code affect social behavior

Variations in genetic code affect social behavior

Study sheds light on events orchestrating the changes when mammalian eggs are fertilized and become embryos

Study sheds light on events orchestrating the changes when mammalian eggs are fertilized and become embryos

Newly completed Chromosome 5 sequence will be a powerful tool for scientists trying to understand human disease

Newly completed Chromosome 5 sequence will be a powerful tool for scientists trying to understand human disease

Mitochondrial genes cause nuclear mischief

Mitochondrial genes cause nuclear mischief

New gene found in genetic wasteland

New gene found in genetic wasteland

Scientists discover what could be the instruction manual of life

Scientists discover what could be the instruction manual of life

Research uncovers critical pieces of human genome

Research uncovers critical pieces of human genome

A debate over the origins of what is sometimes called "junk" DNA has been settled

A debate over the origins of what is sometimes called "junk" DNA has been settled