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Junk DNA? Or Does It Reveal The Source Of Our Mind & Intelligence?

By | 2017-09-20T19:59:43+00:00 October 19th, 2014|Categories: Science & Technology|Tags: , , , |

Have you thought deeply about the latest discovery in genetics? DUF1220 – “DUF” stands for a (protein) domain of unknown function –presumably “junk DNA.” But this one seems to be what distinguishes us as “human” and may correspond to greater brain functionality. In fact, we possess more than twice the amount of replications (copies) of this protein as a result of the instructions (code) of our genome than our nearest genetic relative –the chimp. It seems to be clearly related to the growth of certain

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