Junk DNA

A Journey Through the Dark Matter of the Genome

Author: Nessa Carey

Publisher: Icon Books

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Category: Science

Page: 288

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From the author of the acclaimed The Epigenetics Revolution (‘A book that would have had Darwin swooning’ – Guardian) comes another thrilling exploration of the cutting edge of human science. For decades after the structure of DNA was identified, scientists focused purely on genes, the regions of the genome that contain codes for the production of proteins. Other regions – 98% of the human genome – were dismissed as ‘junk’. But in recent years researchers have discovered that variations in this ‘junk’ DNA underlie many previously intractable diseases, and they can now generate new approaches to tackling them. Nessa Carey explores, for the first time for a general audience, the incredible story behind a controversy that has generated unusually vituperative public exchanges between scientists. She shows how junk DNA plays an important role in areas as diverse as genetic diseases, viral infections, sex determination in mammals, human biological complexity, disease treatments, even evolution itself – and reveals how we are only now truly unlocking its secrets, more than half a century after Crick and Watson won their Nobel prize for the discovery of the structure of DNA in 1962.

Junk DNA

Unlocking the Hidden Secrets of Your DNA

Author: Joseph R. Scogna, Jr.

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 282

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Unlocking the Hidden Secrets of Your DNAA completely fresh look at the DNA of humankind. This is the HOLISTIC version, the body, mind and spirit DNA, designed from the beginning to provide harmony and balance. To the western lab scientist, DNA is a rigid study, the physical aspects that can be seen with instruments. It must fall within certain parameters of chemistry. It is useful in solving crimes and in finding markers of certain diseases. It is estimated that only 2% of our DNA is being studied. What of the remaining 98%? In the western lab, it is considered “junk DNA,” so named by the co-discoverer of the double helical structure, Francis Crick. And yet, deep inside we know the truth. There is no junk DNA.We are products of Planet Earth. In this book, we explore all the tracks of energy possible —hydrogen, water, light & heavy elements, sugars, salts & crystals, proteins, fats & oils—this is what a human being IS and what makes up the earth, as well. The earth's electromagnetic energy field is mirrored in our own electromagnetic energy field. We are products of our ancestors on a cellular level, going back even earlier than Stone Age man, with all the beliefs, traumas and behaviors intact; and we are products of our environment (learning, people, places and events), as well as being products of what we eat, breathe in and drink. The reader will find on these pages that we Earthlings have not just five major senses, but access to 128 different sensing channels we could be using to perceive and understand our world…..if only we knew the language. What is the language of the gene? Vibration and sonic waves. All the healing knowledge we humans need to know about has been imbedded and stored in the crystals of our own DNA. Crystals can transmit information to us, about survival, about our past and about healing. We just need to access, to listen, and be open to the possibilities. This book presents life at the crystal level; so take a step back in time and discover what has been stored in the genes since the earliest moments of creation.

The Evolution of the Genome

Author: T. Ryan Gregory

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 768

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The Evolution of the Genome provides a much needed overview of genomic study through clear, detailed, expert-authored discussions of the key areas in genome biology. This includes the evolution of genome size, genomic parasites, gene and ancient genome duplications, polypoidy, comparative genomics, and the implications of these genome-level phenomena for evolutionary theory. In addition to reviewing the current state of knowledge of these fields in an accessible way, the various chapters also provide historical and conceptual background information, highlight the ways in which the critical questions are actually being studied, indicate some important areas for future research, and build bridges across traditional professional and taxonomic boundaries. The Evolution of the Genome will serve as a critical resource for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and established scientists alike who are interested in the issue of genome evolution in the broadest sense. Provides detailed, clearly written chapters authored by leading researchers in their respective fields Presents a much-needed overview of the historical and theoretical context of the various areas of genomic study Creates important links between topics in order to promote integration across subdisciplines, including descriptions of how each subject is actually studied Provides information specifically designed to be accessible to established researchers, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students alike

The Myth of Junk DNA

Author: Jonathan Wells

Publisher: Discovery Inst

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 170

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According to the modern version of Darwin's theory, DNA contains a program for embryo development that is passed down from generation to generation; the program is implemented by proteins encoded by the DNA, and accidental DNA mutations introduce changes in those proteins that natural selection then shapes into new species, organs and body plans. When scientists discovered forty years ago that about 98% of our DNA does not encode proteins, the non-protein-coding portion was labeled “junk” and attributed to molecular accidents that have accumulated in the course of evolution. Recent books by Richard Dawkins, Francis Collins and others have used this “junk DNA” as evidence for Darwinian evolution and evidence against intelligent design (since an intelligent designer would presumably not have filled our genome with so much garbage). But recent genome evidence shows that much of our non-protein-coding DNA performs essential biological functions. The Myth of Junk DNA is written for a general audience by biologist Jonathan Wells, author of Icons of Evolution. Citing some of the abundant evidence from recent genome projects, the book shows that “junk DNA” is not science, but myth.

DNA

Author: Alvin Silverstein

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Explains the structure and function of DNA and discusses current relevant scientific research.

Genes and Human Nature

From Atoms to "good & Evil"

Author: Hussein A. Amin

Publisher: AuthorHouse

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Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 257

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Mankind is defined not as the animals that have souls, but as the animals that can INVENT ideas, and then TALK about them, (inventiveness and language). Signs of these two momentous abilities are documented to have SUDDENLY started only about 30,000 years ago. The G-SAT Theory, detailed in this book, offers a SCIENTIFIC frame, for a master-planned, purely physical process, that initiated Mankind. DNA is NOT synonymous with 'GENES'. DNA is the ink and paper on which the encoded messages of the genes get recorded. Every year, we come closer to deciphering how these messages work. With this rapidly progressing scientific discipline, we are getting closer, by the day, to scientifically proving my pre-determined-encoded theory.

Chemistry and the Human Genome

Author: Ted Lister

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 46

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"On 15th February 2001, two groups of scientists published a draft that described the complete chemical makeup of human genes - the human genome as it is often called. The discovery of the sequence of the human genome has been hailed as one of the most important scientific advances ever. This would not have been possible without the work of chemists and chemical scientists. This resource aims to show students and teachers the chemical science behind the discovery at a level suitable for post-16 students of chemistry and biology and also to place it in the context of science in the 21st century." "It is hoped that teachers of both biology and chemistry at post-16 level will use it to enthuse their students to perhaps go on to study the proteome and beyond." "This book was produced as part of the Royal Society of Chemistry's programme for the support of education in the field of the chemical sciences."--BOOK JACKET.

Mobile DNA

Finding Treasure in Junk

Author: Haig H. Kazazian

Publisher: FT Press

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Category: Medical

Page: 288

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This book thoroughly reviews our current scientific understanding of the significant role that mobile genetic elements play in the evolution and function of genomes and organisms–from plants and animals to humans. Highly-regarded geneticist Haig Kazazian offers an accessible intellectual history of the field’s research strategies and concerns, explaining how advances opened up new questions, and how new tools and capabilities have encouraged progress in the field. Kazazian introduces the key strategies and approaches taken in leading laboratories (including his own) to gain greater insight into the large proportion of our genome that derives from mobile genetic elements, including viruses, plasmids, and transposons. He also presents intriguing insights into long-term research strategies that may lead to an even deeper understanding.

DNA

Author: Natalie Hyde

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Introduces DNA and discusses its discovery, what can happen when the code goes wrong, how it replicates, and ways in which it is used to solve crimes.