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"Junk DNA" May Not Be So Worthless After All, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Study


6/27/2013 7:48:25 AM

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A new UC San Francisco study highlights the potential importance of the vast majority of human DNA that lies outside of genes within the cell. The researchers found that about 85 percent of these stretches of DNA make RNA, a molecule that increasingly is being found to play important roles within cells. They also determined that this RNA-making DNA is more likely than other non-gene DNA regions to be associated with inherited disease risks.

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