A null hypothesis, such as expecting the absence of function in non-coding DNA, reveals a presupposition that biases one’s interpretation of the evidence.
If “junk” DNA goes toxic, does that suggest it had an original normal function? See the conclusion of this new paper.
You wouldn’t toss out all the punctuation in a book as “junk ABC” now, would you? Punctuation has a function.
Zeeya Merali asks a good question: If God desired to send us a message, how would He do it?
Science reporters struggle for metaphors to describe the complex operations they see going on in the cell.