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DNA study challenges basic ideas in genetics

Genome 'junk' appears essential

By Colin Nickerson
Globe Staff / June 14, 2007

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A massive international study of the human genome has caused scientists to rethink some of the most basic concepts of cellular function. Genes, it turns out, may be relatively minor players in genetic processes that are far more subtle and complicated than previously imagined. (Full article: 1000 words)

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