Some bits of "junk DNA
," known as PATCs, may help by keeping the worms' own genes active in places where alien genes are turned off.
Second, although current technology permits law enforcement to use an arrestee's "junk" DNA only for identification purposes, (231) law enforcement can use junk DNA
to perform "partial match searches." (232) The FBI currently uses these thirteen loci to perform partial match searches of its DNA databases, which are called "familial searches." (233) These searches permit partial matches.
coding." (35) Thus, the use of "junk DNA
," as opposed to
The ENCODE research revealed that parts of the genome often dismissed in the past as "junk DNA
" actually play an important role in regulating what genes do.
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Some stereotypes do turn up, like the zealous nun, Sister Chastity, the seductive astrobiologist, Oparna Goshmaulik, and the absent- minded Acharya -- he forgets his wife in the car and advances hypotheses on junk DNA
as post- coital chatter with his mistress, Oparna.
Flash forward to a man floundering on stage going 'I thought there was more in this junk DNA
routine...' "My life is like constant revision," he says.
The postulate G-SAT for short states that "Junk DNA
IS the archive in which all the past and future history of life is preserved."
Previously, these non-coding sectors of the genome were termed "junk DNA
," both because they could not be read and because it was believed they had no message for a would-be reader.
Much of our junk DNA
consists of repetitive sequences and bits of viruses, legacies of infections that our ancestors survived.
Against the trendy opinion which takes fossil record as crucial for unearthing life's history, Ruse's emphasis is on other mutually consistent methods for reconstructing evolution's path and duration: radioactive dating, comparative studies of physical traits of organisms, or calculating the mutation rates of DNA molecules (especially of the 'junk DNA
(18) Although an entire DNA molecule can provide extensive personal genetic information, these specific loci are allegedly void of such information, thereby warranting the title "junk DNA
." (19) Debate exists, however, as to the legitimacy of that characterization.