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.
remember this next time you tell someone "its in my DNA"...
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.
That's hilarious! Science humor is the best humor...
Well clone a human without that junk and see what you get?
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.
The so called Junk DNA are genetic programs that make us tick. I can't believe Oxford committed such uneducated atrocity.
That's just one of few things that makes me sad about science is all the ignorance that follows it!
I can already hear the bells of notre dame.
Nah can't agree with that, it's there for a reason. IMO we just don't know what reason.
All that junk is from McD and KFC
I think it's far more likely we just don't know what it's purpose is atm....
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.
Could be our "soul"
90% of the human population is junk , so no surprises there
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.
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.........
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
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: /watch?v=atMVlpNaq40&inde x=122&list=FLTuI7B6ZMVU9wpg q9fKHc9A /watch?v=gQGGg6lADhE /watch?v=oD1luaglm7E&list =FLTuI7B6ZMVU9wpgq9fKHc9A&i ndex=123
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