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New genes come from the junk of DNA our body holds

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Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash Genetics has come a long way since the 1950s. Although progress has been made in unraveling the mysteries of our molecular heritage, we are constantly stumped by newer facts about our genetic code . And the one that leads the way is the mystery about Junk DNA. Genes, our molecular hereditary information, although bulky and cumbersome have a methodical way of working. Genes are transcribed into RNA which in turn are coded into protein, and these proteins finally get involved in the molecular build-up of our existence, thus making the genes where they come from, the foundation of it all. But not all of the gene or genetic material is really coded into protein. There is a major portion that is left out of this entire process and is not capable of coding for protein; this is called ‘ junk DNA ’. Interesting facts about ‘junk DNA’ has baffled the world of science, like the ‘junk DNA’ constitutes almost 95% of the human genome! For y

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