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Most of Human Genome Nonfunctional: Study

By Kerry Grens | July 17, 2017

An estimate derived from fertility rates concludes that at least 75 percent of our DNA has no critical utility.

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CRISPR Screen Detects Functional Gene Regulation

By Abby Olena | April 3, 2017

A CRISPR-Cas9–based method probes the regulatory roles of noncoding DNA sequences.

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | April 1, 2015

Junk DNA, Cuckoo, Sapiens, and Cool

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Genome Digest

By Chris Palmer | June 19, 2013

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes

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Non-coding Mutations May Drive Cancer

By Dan Cossins | January 24, 2013

The majority of human melanomas contain mutations in a gene promoter, suggesting mutations in regulatory regions may spur some cancers.

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Ginormous Genome

By Sabrina Richards | May 1, 2012

Researchers find organisms with huge genomes with high mutation rates, overturning a common expectation in evolutionary biology.

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