Ninety Percent of Human Genes are Not Studied

From what you read you would think that genetic science is going ahead in leaps and bounds. Really it has been stuck in the same place for a decade. Ninety percent of human genes are not studied because they are too complicated.

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These genes impact on people just as much as the 10 percent of "easy" ones. Most genes are inside cell nuclei so they are difficult to get to. However, dealing with the obvious is not sustainable. The 90 percent have to be studied.

Hardly any funding at all is allocated to lesser known gene research. Scientific papers keep on regurgitating the familiar. PHD students have tunnel vision. Industry can provide a firm basis to examine the known. The little known has no industrial foundation.

A study to apply existing learning tools to the neglected genes failed as people moved back to what is safe. Clearly, scientific principles are not being applied. Critical knowledge to identify what is true about DNA is being selectively ignored.

Throwing out the baby with the bathwater is happening on a daily basis. The system is hiding the truth. Studying a piece of apple to understand the whole apple is leading us down the wrong road - a cul de sac so to speak.

people 8.2 dna study news tech health planet earth strange news animals history culture space live science news tech health planet earth strange news animals history culture space live science news tech health planet earth strange news animals history culture space live science culture people 8.2 dna study laura geggel staff writer july 24 2014 02 01pm et 0 credit creations decade passed completion human genome project international collaboration map,

letters dna huge effort led revolutionary genomic discoveries years unclear percentage human genome actually something important study suggests 8.2 percent human dna 250 million so-called dna letters functional billion results higher previous estimates percent significantly lower 80 percent reported 2012 encyclopedia dna elements project encode public research project led u.s national human genome research institute study role billion total letters human dna code life photos dna structures differences stem nuanced definition functional.

dna study's co-lead researcher chris ponting professor genomics university oxford england encode project counted pieces dna protein activity occurred activity useful cell ponting live science difficulty protein activity occurs dna replicated cell division study ponting colleagues report majority human genome nonfunctional junk dna studies found junk dna useful regulating gene expression portion ponting instead upward 90 percent human dna unused people vast majority genome junk dan graur professor molecular evolutionary biology university houston texas involved study organisms smaller genomes organisms larger genomes size genome matters.

wheat genome example five times larger human genome according study published month journal science study researchers used evolutionary model estimate percentage human genome functional percentage junk mutations randomly occur dna genetic code mutations tends important shows parts genome likely perform important function ponting researchers compared dna sequences mammals including cattle ferrets rabbits pandas animals dna changed last common ancestor lived 00 million years ago counted number intact pieces dna preserved natural selection decide functional scrutinizing happened long evolutionary time ponting animals closely related humans similar dna sequences animals distantly related researchers found instance mice humans share 2.2 percent functional dna number.

mutations occurred diverged 80 million years ago humans 8.2 percent dna each animals functional findings suggest however dna important others slightly percent human dna codes proteins carry body's biological functions researchers remaining percent regulate protein-coding genes determining switch findings guide researchers studying diseases disorders researchers we're going disease-causing mutations less percent genome ponting study published today july 24 journal plos genetics follow laura geggel twitter laurageggel google follow live science livescience facebook google original article live science you'd people dog dna tests life-or-death decisions pets shouldn't livescience dna ancestry tests work livescience mysterious form dna.

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