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Myth of Junk DNA

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ISBN-10: 1936599007

ISBN-13: 9781936599004

Edition: 2011

Authors: Jonathan Wells, Ray Braun

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According to the modern version of Darwin's theory, DNA contains a program for embryo development that is passed down from generation to generation; the program is implemented by proteins encoded by the DNA, and accidental DNA mutations introduce changes in those proteins that natural selection then shapes into new species, organs and body plans. When scientists discovered forty years ago that about 98% of our DNA does not encode proteins, the non-protein-coding portion was labeled "junk" and attributed to molecular accidents that have accumulated in the course of evolution.Recent books by Richard Dawkins, Francis Collins and others have used this "junk DNA" as evidence for Darwinian…    
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Discovery Institute
Publication date: 5/31/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 150
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

The Controversy Over Darwinian Evolution
Junk DNA: the Last Icon of Evolution?
Most DNA Is Transcribed into RNA
Introns and the Splicing Code
Pseudogenes-Not So Pseudo After All
Jumping Genes and Repetitive DNA
Functions Independent of Exact Sequence
Some Recent Defenders of Junk DNA
Summary of the Case for Functionality in Junk DNA
From Junk DNA to a New Understanding of the Genome
Appendix: The Vitamin C Pseudogene