junk DNA

Austin P. So (Hae-Jin) haejin at netinfo.ubc.caX
Tue Apr 18 01:35:40 EST 2000

The problem is in the use of the term "junk"...there is in fact no such thing.

Non-coding regions contain as much critical "information" as coding regions.

Rcjohnsen wrote:

>    I have over 20 pages of abstracts on alu sequences.  If they are not
> important then why do they comprise such a large amount of our DNA?  Just along
> for the ride?  That may be your conclusion, but I think it premature and  still
> an open question.

Austin P. So (Hae Jin)

Biotechnology Laboratory
University of British Columbia

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