Our Cells Are Filled With ‘Junk DNA’ — Here’s Why We Need It

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Much of our genome has no apparent purpose. Is it so-called “junk DNA” or do we simply not understand it? (Credit: ktsdesign/Shutterstock)

you purchase a book with over 98 percent of the text written in gibberish?
Biology has no business in the book industry, yet it still writes a pretty
fascinating guidebook: DNA. Our genetic manual holds the instructions for the proteins
that make up and power our bodies. But less than 2 percent of our DNA actually
codes for them.

rest — 98.5

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