A friend writes to draw our attention the venerable Larry Moran at Sandwalk, allowing us to know that it’s a shame that some scientists don’t seem to think that most DNA is junk any more:
I just found this video that was posted to YouTube on May 2019. It’s produced by the University of California and it features three researchers discussing the question, “Is Most of Your DNA Junk!” …
They also propose that excess DNA might be present in order to ensure diversity and prepare for future evolution. All three seem to be comfortable with the idea that excess DNA may be protecting the rest of the functional genome.
This is a good example of what we are up against when we try to convince scientists that most of our genome is junk.Larry Moran, “Three scientists discuss junk DNA ” at Sandwalk
Well, Larry, eventually people feel allowed to ask questions and develop new ideas. Anyway, you used to comment here. Come and help us wait out COVID crazy.
Here’s the vid:
University of California Television (UCTV) (Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) Alysson Muotri and top geneticists Rusty Gage and Miles Wilkinson explore the fact that ninety-nine percent of human DNA doesn’t code for anything used by the human body. Series: “The Stem Cell Channel” [5/2019] [Show ID: 33492]