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Topic: Non-coding DNA and Cancer

From: Jeff Harmon
Location: San Francisco
Date: 08/18/2011

This article made me reminisce about DARWIN'S RADIO so I thought I'd share:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/16/health/16cancer.html?_r=1&emc=eta1

Re: Non-coding DNA and Cancer

From: Greg Bear
Date: 09/25/2011

Thanks, Jeff--yet one more nail in the idea of "junk DNA," which struck me as silly even thirty years ago...!

Re: Non-coding DNA and Cancer

From: isaeah
Location:
Date: 11/01/2011

Knowing almost nothing about science when I was in high school, I immediately dismissed the idea of 'junk dna'. It didn't make sense.

Orthogonally, while I think the pursuit of knowledge is healthy, knowing how the body works at microscopic levels doesn't aid us in improving upon nature: nature grows food and we eat it, and we are healthy (more or less).

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