Scientists have revealed nearly 100 genetic variants implicated in the development of cancers such as breast cancer and prostate cancer.
nlike the coding region of the genome where our 23,000 protein-coding genes lie, the non-coding region — which makes up 98% of our genome — is poorly understood. Recent studies have emphasised the biological value of the non-coding regions, previously considered ‘junk’ DNA, in the regulation of proteins. This new information provides a starting point for researchers to sieve through the non-coding regions and identify the most functionally important regions.
But you don’t care. You’d die for Darwin instead, right?