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Submitted by Devil-X 148d ago | news

Human genome is over 90% ‘junk’ DNA – study

Less than 9.5 percent of human DNA is functional, according to Oxford University researchers. This overturns the mainstream theory that 80 percent of the human genome is of some biological importance. (Culture)

Devil-X  +   148d ago
remember this next time you tell someone "its in my DNA"...
SilentNegotiator  +   148d ago
IDK if you want to modify that phrase with this new information...The last time I told someone that I had a lot of junk in my genes, I got pepper sprayed.
mydyingparadiselost  +   148d ago
That's hilarious! Science humor is the best humor...
johny5  +   148d ago
Well clone a human without that junk and see what you get?
Dasteru  +   148d ago
Exactly what i was about to say. So called "scientists" these days. They assume just because they don't understand something, that it must be useless. Go ahead and remove that 90% from a fetus and see what happens, i doubt they will like what they get.
hay  +   148d ago
The so called Junk DNA are genetic programs that make us tick. I can't believe Oxford committed such uneducated atrocity.
johny5  +   148d ago
That's just one of few things that makes me sad about science is all the ignorance that follows it!
SilentNegotiator  +   148d ago
I can already hear the bells of notre dame.
andrewer  +   148d ago
Nah can't agree with that, it's there for a reason. IMO we just don't know what reason.
pandehz  +   148d ago
All that junk is from McD and KFC
extermin8or  +   148d ago
I think it's far more likely we just don't know what it's purpose is atm....
kingPoS  +   148d ago
It's not junk, it natural evolution. Maybe it's a road map chronicling how we got to where we are now. Who knows what's hidden in our genome.
konnerbllb  +   148d ago
Could be our "soul"
ironfist92  +   148d ago
90% of the human population is junk , so no surprises there
rolfhorror  +   148d ago
The 90% can be old setup-files and drivers that's lying around from past os-installs, not sure it's a good decision to remove them all. At least not without a backup.
Andrealsant  +   147d ago
2 Critics: First-How the hell is this "News"??? I learned this, 2 YEARS AGO, at school! Second-What is everyone talking about "scientists being ignorant"? PLEASE, read the article before you comment, they specifically say thta 90% of the DNA "IS NOT GARBAGE", so, if you're going to call someone ignorant, make sure yoi are not the one.........
Soldierone  +   147d ago
Why is this news to them? I've studied the genome sequence and scientists (even my professor) knew this number already. I took the class last year, my professor said it was known for a year or two, but still developing to see what exactly it's for.

So not only are they slow, they just give up because they can't figure it out? We didn't even know anything about genomes until recently..... Glad I don't study there lol
evanblive91  +   147d ago
LOL this was already proven untrue by the ENCODE project, that happened a few years ago. What are these guys talking about. You better not remove that DNA

On Youtube:

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