Sean Eddy on Junk DNA

This link arrived via the HHMI Twitter feed – Sean R. Eddy’s FAQ on Junk DNA: The C-value paradox, junk DNA, and ENCODE.

The HHMI tweet refers to this as an upcoming Current Biology article. It’s a spectacularly clear and lucid exposition in a historical context of what junk DNA is. It clearly explains why ENCODE’s message that 80% of the human genome is functional is so off-base.

I don’t suppose it will deflect the inane claims of the Intelligent Design creationists. But one can only hope.


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