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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.

Devil-X642d ago

remember this next time you tell someone "its in my DNA"...

SilentNegotiator642d 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.

mydyingparadiselost642d ago

That's hilarious! Science humor is the best humor...

johny5642d ago

Well clone a human without that junk and see what you get?

Dasteru642d 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.

hay642d ago

The so called Junk DNA are genetic programs that make us tick. I can't believe Oxford committed such uneducated atrocity.

johny5642d ago

That's just one of few things that makes me sad about science is all the ignorance that follows it!

SilentNegotiator642d ago

I can already hear the bells of notre dame.

andrewer642d ago

Nah can't agree with that, it's there for a reason. IMO we just don't know what reason.

pandehz642d ago

All that junk is from McD and KFC

extermin8or642d ago

I think it's far more likely we just don't know what it's purpose is atm....

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