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National Geographic interviews UB expert on what happens when ‘junk” DNA gets stripped

Published May 24, 2013

National Geographic, NBC News and Science Magazine reported on UB research that showed that so-called junk DNA, which makes up the vast majority of the genome, really isn’t needed for a healthy organism, and quotes Victor Albert, professor of biological sciences. “At least for a plant, junk DNA really is just junk – it’s not required,” he said. Articles also appeared on Live Science, Futurity, Science Daily, PhysOrg, Yahoo! News, Red Orbit, Fox News, Huffington Post and Mother Nature Network.

Read more:

http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2013/05/12/flesh-eating-plant-cleaned-junk-minimalist-genome/

http://science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/12/18213982-junk-dna-mystery-solved-its-not-needed?lite

http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2013/05/scienceshot-carnivorous-plant-ej.html?ref=hp

http://www.livescience.com/31939-junk-dna-mystery-solved.html

http://www.futurity.org/top-stories/carnivorous-plant-trims-its-tiny-genome/?utm_source=Futurity+Today&utm_campaign=8d809e283e-May_13_20135_13_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e34e8ee443-8d809e283e-203927165

http://news.yahoo.com/junk-dna-mystery-solved-not-needed-182525539.html

http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112844707/carnivorous-plant-with-no-junk-dna-051313/

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/05/13/junk-dna-mystery-solved-it-not-needed/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/13/hunk-dna-healthy-organism-gene-study_n_3265375.html?ir=Science

http://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/stories/mystery-of-junk-dna-solved

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