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#1 deadlock

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 04:39 AM

The human genome encodes the blueprint of life, but the function of the vast majority of its nearly three billion bases is unknown. The Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) project has systematically mapped regions of transcription, transcription factor association, chromatin structure and histone modification. These data enabled us to assign biochemical functions for 80% of the genome, in particular outside of the well-studied protein-coding regions. Many discovered candidate regulatory elements are physically associated with one another and with expressed genes, providing new insights into the mechanisms of gene regulation. The newly identified elements also show a statistical correspondence to sequence variants linked to human disease, and can thereby guide interpretation of this variation. Overall, the project provides new insights into the organization and regulation of our genes and genome, and is an expansive resource of functional annotations for biomedical research.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 05:00 AM

The human genome encodes the blueprint of life, but the function of the vast majority of its nearly three billion bases is unknown. The Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) project has systematically mapped regions of transcription, transcription factor association, chromatin structure and histone modification. These data enabled us to assign biochemical functions for 80% of the genome, in particular outside of the well-studied protein-coding regions. Many discovered candidate regulatory elements are physically associated with one another and with expressed genes, providing new insights into the mechanisms of gene regulation. The newly identified elements also show a statistical correspondence to sequence variants linked to human disease, and can thereby guide interpretation of this variation. Overall, the project provides new insights into the organization and regulation of our genes and genome, and is an expansive resource of functional annotations for biomedical research.

http://www.nature.co...nature11247.pdf


Thanks for that, friend. Interesting information.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 06:51 PM

Yup they are finding that the "junk" DNA isn't junk and are used for post-transcriptional regulation factors like RNAi.This can additionally lead on to the mechanisms behind epigenetics, which would increase the complexity of DNA many times over. Additionally less "junk" allows for less room for the evolutionist to claim that random changes caused everything. Since as we know not all changes will be benefitial / correct hence if evolution were true you'd expect areas of the DNA to have no function due to these debilitating mutations. However if the DNA is mostly functional then this goes against what we'd expect if evolution were true.

Hence why I like the research into the complexity of DNA, its like the evolutionists are digging the grave of evolution without realising it Posted Image

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 12:52 AM

I am pretty sure there is more in the DNA/genetic information then meets the eye.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 09:23 AM

It also means that adaptation can occur that radically alters the phenotype while retaining the same genotype (e.g. Neanderthal and Human) Or in my own hypothesis, freshwater corals can adapt to saltwater without any selection of mutations.

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 04:18 AM

I am pretty sure there is more in the DNA/genetic information then meets the eye.


You could make a transformer meme from that :P




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