Why not treat the whole genome as functional? This is a radical concept, but perhaps the focus on genes distorts our understanding.
“Male mice grow ovaries instead of testes if they are missing a small region of DNA that doesn’t contain any genes,” reports the Francis Crick Institute.
The news from NASA today, undeniably of some mild interest, is being overblown.
This is nothing short of a spectacular vindication of Stephen Meyer’s perspective in Darwin’s Doubt.