Brain Development is Guided by Junk DNA That Isn't Really Junk, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Study  
4/16/2013 7:49:54 AM

Specific DNA once dismissed as junk plays an important role in brain development and might be involved in several devastating neurological diseases, UC San Francisco scientists have found. Their discovery in mice is likely to further fuel a recent scramble by researchers to identify roles for long-neglected bits of DNA within the genomes of mice and humans alike.