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This DNA does not contain instructions needed to make proteins and had no known function, so it was often labeled "junk."
research into fruit flies has found that physical traits unique to certain fruit fly species can be produced in others by selectively swapping noncoding DNA.
Over 98 percent of the genome appears to be inactive, consisting of "non-coding regions," and some dismiss it as "junk DNA."
many neo-Darwinists expected or predicted that the large non-coding regions of the genome--so-called “junk DNA”--would lack function altogether (Orgel & Crick 1980)
Even so, as new studies reveal more about the functions performed by the non-coding regions of the genome (Gibbs 2003)...
Growing Scientific Knowledge
Consider the term "junk DNA." Implicit in this term is the view that because the genome of an organism has been cobbled together through along, undirected evolutionary process, the genome is a patchwork of which only limited portions are essential to the organism. Thus on an evolutionary view we expect a lot of useless DNA. If, on the other hand, organisms are designed, we expect DNA, as much as possible, to exhibit function. And indeed, the most recent findings suggest that designating DNA as "junk" merely cloaks our current lack of knowledge about function. For instance, in a recent issue of the Journal of Theoretical Biology, John Bodnar describes how "non-coding DNA in eukaryotic genomes encodes a language which programs organismal growth and development."
Can anyone explain to me how *non-coding* DNA (i.e. doesn't make proteins etc) is the 'biggest difference' between chimps and man, or gives certain 'physical traits' to drosophila.
Originally posted by Ravenmock1Non-Coding DNA is more important than Coded DNA. As previous discussed below, the junk DNA has what appears to be considered usless by scientists is misinformation.
This is the DNA the Aliens are worried about. It is the DNA that has not been used for quite some time and lost during our evolution. The junk DNA issue with protiens is very important as our non aurial or behind the hear neuro pathway secrets a protien which makes biocommunication with Aliens possible. Like when we as humans used to communicate ultrasonically with other MAMMELS, like monkeys, at the beginning of creation. Another junk DNA, no. Cordially, Ravenmock1
Science does not yet understand the meaning of the sections of DNA code that make the huge, undeniable difference between chimps and man