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Glossary

Noncoding DNA

Noncoding DNA is a DNA sequence that does not encode ('code for') a protein. These sequences may play a role in gene regulation or may be structural within the chromosome.



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Silencing 'junk' gene THOR could slow tumour growth

18 December 2017 - by Dr Loredana Guglielmi

Scientists in the USA have found a novel non-coding gene that alters proliferation in cancer cells to help tumour development... [Read More]

75 percent of human genome is junk DNA

24 July 2017 - by Ipsita Herlekar

Almost 75 percent of the human genome is 'junk DNA', suggests a new study... [Read More]

Forty new genes linked to intelligence in humans

30 May 2017 - by Annabel Slater

A study of almost 80,000 people has identified 40 new genes linked to intelligence... [Read More]

18 new genes linked to autism

13 March 2017 - by Jenny Sharpe

A study that sequenced the whole genomes of over 5000 people has discovered 18 genes associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)... [Read More]


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