Researchers report same mice results when chunks of DNA removed

10/21/2004 | MedicalNewsToday (U.K.)

Scientists erased large portions of DNA sequence that mice share with humans and still were able to create mice not noticeably different than those with a full complement of DNA. Reporting in the journal Nature, researchers said the experiment raises the question of whether the "junk DNA" believed to comprise nearly 98% of the genome is required.

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