The Human Genome Is Far More Complex Than Scientists Thought

For the past decade, scientists have been working on the assumption that 20,000 genes, less than 2 percent of the total genome, underpin human biology. But a massive international project called ENCODE has just revealed that plenty of the remaining 98 percent, once tossed aside as "junk DNA", is in fact incredibly… » 9/06/12 6:19am 9/06/12 6:19am