There’s more going on in DNA and cells than the old Central Dogma predicted. The time has come to look beyond genes.
According to evolutionary biologist Thomas Cavalier-Smith, the idea that DNA contains all the information needed to make an organism “is simply false.”
Remember when fossil hunters found Marble Canyon, a fossil bed in Canada that surpassed the Burgess Shale in extent and species richness?
It is during the latter stages of the production of an animal oocyte that many functionalities of what some disparage as “junk DNA” take center stage.
Genomics has come a long way since the central dogma and junk DNA. If you expect to find reasons for things, you often do find them.