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What the Encode project tells us about the human genome and 'junk DNA'

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Published on Sep 6, 2012

What the Encode project tells us about the human genome and 'junk DNA'

The Guardian's science correspondent Ian Sample uses ping pong balls and cherry tomatoes to demonstrate how biologists have illuminated the 'dark matter' of the human genome -- once written off as junk -- to reveal a host of DNA regulatory switches. Some of these switches may be responsible for controlling the course of complex diseases

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