The dark side of ‘junk’ DNA

The stretches of DNA between genes, littered with repeating sequences, were once considered the "junk of the genome," but scientists are learning that some of this junk is far from harmless clutter. Researchers at the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center report in the journal┬áCell Reports┬áthat certain short, repetitive sequences of DNA, or … Continue reading The dark side of ‘junk’ DNA