Samstag, 27. Oktober 2012
The Relevance of Noncoding DNA Regions:
[M]ost of the genome that does something significant and can thus mutate in ways that cause harm is noncoding. We don’t understand that component as well. Certainly I don’t. A rough estimate would be that 1.5% of the genome makes proteins while another 3.5% does something else functional - regulation of protein expression, regulation of other regulators, etc.