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Elements S1 • E43

‘Dark DNA’ Is the Latest Mystery in the World of Genetics… But What Is It?

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Published on Apr 17, 2018

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Scientists are beginning to understand mysterious parts of our DNA. Here’s what they’ve found so far.

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Inside the Mysterious Dark Matter of the Human Genome
https://www.popsci.com/science/articl...
“When scientists sequenced the human genome a decade ago, it was somewhat like looking at a blueprint in a foreign language — everything was marked in its proper location, but no one could tell what it all meant.”

Dark Dna: The Missing Matter At The Heart Of Nature
https://www.newscientist.com/article/...
“The discovery that some animals thrive despite hugely mutated DNA hidden in their genome is forcing us to rethink some basics of evolution.”

‘Dark Matter’ Dna Influences Brain Development
https://www.nature.com/articles/d4158...
“A puzzle posed by segments of 'dark matter' in genomes — long, winding strands of DNA with no obvious functions — has teased scientists for more than a decade. Now, a team has finally solved the riddle.”
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