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Human Genome Project 20 years later

Discovery of useful “junk DNA” “has outstripped the discovery of protein-coding genes by a factor of five…

At Nature: "Likewise, the number of publications about such elements also grew in the period covered by our data set. For example, there are thousands of papers on non-coding RNAs, which regulate gene expression." We also learn the possible origin of the term "junk DNA." Read More ›