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DNA - junkyard after all?

Postby Brian Jordan » Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:31 am

90 per cent of human DNA does nothing at all, scientists find

Researchers discovered that just 8.2 per cent of the human genome is actually functioning to make us who we are and keep out cells ticking over.

The rest is ‘junk DNA’ some of which is left over from our evolutionary past, and no longer needed. The vast majority is doing nothing at all.
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"If it was possible, you could snip away 90 per cent of our genetic information and nothing would change at all."

A little over 1 per cent of human DNA accounts for the proteins that carry out almost all of the critical biological processes in the body.

The other 7 per cent is thought to be involved in the switching on and off of genes that encode proteins – at different times, in response to various factors, and in different parts of the body. These are the control and regulation elements, and there are various different types.
Another push toward the junkyard for the ENCODE claims?
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/10988624/90-per-cent-of-human-DNA-does-nothing-at-all-scientists-find.html
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Re: DNA - junkyard after all?

Postby a_haworthroberts » Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:18 pm

Brian Jordan wrote:
90 per cent of human DNA does nothing at all, scientists find

Researchers discovered that just 8.2 per cent of the human genome is actually functioning to make us who we are and keep out cells ticking over.

The rest is ‘junk DNA’ some of which is left over from our evolutionary past, and no longer needed. The vast majority is doing nothing at all.
<snip>
"If it was possible, you could snip away 90 per cent of our genetic information and nothing would change at all."

A little over 1 per cent of human DNA accounts for the proteins that carry out almost all of the critical biological processes in the body.

The other 7 per cent is thought to be involved in the switching on and off of genes that encode proteins – at different times, in response to various factors, and in different parts of the body. These are the control and regulation elements, and there are various different types.
Another push toward the junkyard for the ENCODE claims?
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/10988624/90-per-cent-of-human-DNA-does-nothing-at-all-scientists-find.html



I expect Jeffrey Tomkins or Georgia Purdom will be along shortly to explain it to us on their websites.
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