Most of Human Genome Nonfunctional

“Up to 25 percent of the human genome is critical, while the rest has no function, according to a study published July 11 in Genome Biology and Evolution. The estimate, generated by looking at fertility rates and the expected frequency of deleterious mutations, contradicts a 2012 claim from a large international group called ENCODE, which estimated that 80 percent of the genome is functional.”

Source : http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/49911/title/Most-of-Human-Genome-Nonfunctional–Study

 

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