The junk DNA paradigm may have caused us to miss the precise DNA that helps makes a species unique.
John Mattick uses the language of historian of science Thomas Kuhn to predict that we are witnessing a “paradigm shift” away from the concept of junk DNA.
University of Washington’s Georg Seelig wants to “design molecules” and “write genetic information.”
Perhaps it won’t be long before everyone, critics included, looks at the “junk DNA” concept in the rear-view mirror.
All of this calls to mind a comment from biologist John Mattick, a critic of the junk DNA paradigm.