Genomic Composition – Tales from the Genome
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Genomic Composition – Tales from the Genome

August 28, 2019

The vast majority of the human genome is actually made up of non coding sequences. In fact, less than 2% of our genetic code is actually information that codes for proteins. Now for some people this could actually be rather shocking, and a lot or research in the scientific community has gone into figuring out what that other 98% does. A recent report by the Encode project or the encyclopedia of DNA elements have revealed that up to 80% of our human Genome is involved in some sort of roller activity through binding the proteins and regulating gene expressing even the production of other types of RNA that aren’t ultimately turned into protein. This means that the vast majority of our genomic information doesn’t actually code for the physical stuff that makes up who we are, but instead regulates the expression of the coding parts, so that they’re turned on at the right time and the right place. After all, that’s what’s most important in the recipe after we define our ingredients.

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