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New cause of autism: Unwanted DNA?

Scientists have suggested that a new cause of autism could be found in 'junk' DNA. This relates the neurodevelopmental condition to mutations in the non-coding regions of the human genome, according to the new study.

Op-Ed: Does 'junk' DNA really exist?

When James Watson and Francis Crick discovered the DNA structure in the 1950s, they triggered a science revolution. Their findings, contributed to the human genome sequencing completion in 2003. Today geneticists realize that there is no junk in DNA.

Op-Ed: Comeuppance for morons — Junk DNA isn’t junk, it’s vital

Sydney - When the human genome was finished, early so-called researchers found a lot of DNA that didn’t seem to do anything. They therefore said it was junk. It turns out to be anything but junk. It’s all critical systems and gene switches.

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