The ENCODE project, now in its 17th year, ended its third phase with a new record of annotated elements in human and mouse genomes. Phase 4 is coming.
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.
From crippled fruit flies we move to perhaps the most pervasive icon of them all, the peppered moth.
The article is like a thermometer measuring a fever among evolutionists.
Perhaps one of ENCODE’s staunchest critics has been Dan Graur, a molecular evolutionary biologist at the University of Houston.