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Don’t ignore the “junk”: it’s always more valuable than you think…

Scientific American: What is junk DNA, and what is it worth?
A nice summary of why junk DNA is not junk was published a couple of days ago on the Scientific American website. In the past few weeks I've discussed on-and-off with a few people what junk DNA used to mean (and, more importantly, what it means now), and it would have been nice to be able to follow that up with an understandable resource for people to read. Here it is, and I hope others find it interesting. Don't forget: the interesting bits of the genomes (and epigenomes) are, well, all the bits!

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