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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
Abby Olena | Apr 3, 2017
A CRISPR-Cas9–based method probes the regulatory roles of noncoding DNA sequences.
Bob Grant | Apr 1, 2015
Junk DNA, Cuckoo, Sapiens
Chris Palmer | Jun 19, 2013
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
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.
Sabrina Richards | May 1, 2012
Researchers find organisms with huge genomes with high mutation rates, overturning a common expectation in evolutionary biology.