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ScienceDaily (May 21, 2009) — Scientists have called it "junk DNA." They have long been perplexed by these extensive strands of genetic material that dominate the genome but seem to lack specific functions. Why would nature force the genome to carry so much excess baggage?
Now researchers from Princeton University and Indiana University who have been studying the genome of a pond organism have found that junk DNA may not be so junky after all.
Originally posted by getreadyalready
It could be a hidden ability to "hibernate" during massive winters, or store "hard code" like a computer about to reboot from a coma or drowning.
One thing for sure, it is not JUNK!