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Quinta-feira, 6 Setembro 2012

O neodarwinismo parece estar metido num grande sarilho…!

Filed under: Ciência,Darwinismo — O. Braga @ 8:47 am
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“Now scientists have discovered a vital clue to unraveling these riddles. The human genome is packed with at least four million gene switches that reside in bits of DNA that once were dismissed as “junk” but that turn out to play critical roles in controlling how cells, organs and other tissues behave. The discovery, considered a major medical and scientific breakthrough, has enormous implications for human health because many complex diseases appear to be caused by tiny changes in hundreds of gene switches.”

via Far From ‘Junk,’ DNA Dark Matter Proves Crucial to Health – NYTimes.com.

“A groundbreaking paper in Nature reports the results of the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) project, which has detected evidence of function for the “vast majority” of the human genome. Titled “An integrated encyclopedia of DNA elements in the human genome,” the paper finds an “unprecedented number of functional elements,” where “a surprisingly large amount of the human genome” appears functional. Based upon current knowledge, the paper concludes that at least 80% of the human genome is now known to be functional”.

via Junk No More: ENCODE Project Nature Paper Finds "Biochemical Functions for 80% of the Genome" – Evolution News & Views.

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