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"Junk" DNA Holds Clues to Common Diseases

Posted: October 7, 2012 at 3:51 pm

When the draft of the human genome was published  in 2000, researchers thought that they had obtained the secret decoder ring for the human body. Armed with the code of 3 billion basepairs of As, Ts, Cs and Gs and the 21,000 protein-coding genes, they hoped to be able to find the genetic scaffolds of life --both in sickness and in health. [More]

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