Re-evaluating the junk DNA discovery

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Over the last few days, several interesting blog posts and pieces have cast doubt on those front-page claims that our so-called junk DNA is not so junky after all. The first wave of news stories, which broke last Wednesday, came as the result of a raft of 30 journal articles and a big media blitz promoting the latest results of a project called ENCODE. The purpose of the project was to better understand the 98% of our DNA that isn’t officially part of any gene.

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