noncoding DNA
Most of Human Genome Nonfunctional: Study
Most of Human Genome Nonfunctional: Study
Kerry Grens | Jul 17, 2017
An estimate derived from fertility rates concludes that at least 75 percent of our DNA has no critical utility.
CRISPR Screen Detects Functional Gene Regulation
CRISPR Screen Detects Functional Gene Regulation
Abby Olena | Apr 3, 2017
A CRISPR-Cas9–based method probes the regulatory roles of noncoding DNA sequences.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Apr 1, 2015
Junk DNA, Cuckoo, Sapiens, and Cool
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Chris Palmer | Jun 19, 2013
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Non-coding Mutations May Drive Cancer
Non-coding Mutations May Drive Cancer
Dan Cossins | Jan 24, 2013
The majority of human melanomas contain mutations in a gene promoter, suggesting mutations in regulatory regions may spur some cancers.
Ginormous Genome
Sabrina Richards | May 1, 2012
Researchers find organisms with huge genomes with high mutation rates, overturning a common expectation in evolutionary biology.