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The ENCODE consortium classifies human and mouse genome elements to try to answer your second question. Work by ENCODE suggested up to 80% of the genome is functional in some way. In other words, by that upper-bound measurement, there is apparently more to DNA's role in biology than just encoding genes — there's a lot going on under the hood. Case for ...


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First, please note that the article you link is not a peer reviewed article. It is a popular, easy-to-read article. Does this article call into question the theory of evolution? No, it does not. What makes you think it does? The article talks about a very old (and somewhat still ongoing) debate about the relative importance of genetic drift vs selection ...


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