In article <3ko2o2$11la at saturn.caps.maine.edu>
michael at saturn.caps.maine.edu (Leahcim) writes:
> I have been assigned a research project, due sometime this spring, and
> topic that came to mind is the 5 w's (what where why when how) of Junk
> Or at least thats what my teacher calls them. She also said I might
> information under "nonsense genes" or "no sense genes".> Michael
>michael at saturn.caps.maine.edu
You are not really in the right newsgroup, but anyway....
What you are looking for is probably pseudogenes (non-functional
components of the genome that are derived from active genes). You should
be able to find some information about pseudogenes in any basiv textbook
on molecular biology.