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More junk DNA than we think, Ewan Birney

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Interviewee: Ewan Birney. Ewan Birney, one of the leading analysts of the Human Genome Project, takes you on a chromosome tour. (DNAi Location: Genome>Tour>chromosome close-up>Video: An informal chromosome tour Part III)
Transcript:
And then finally we get to these regions where, where we can't see anything at all, we see all the trash but it's just massive: it's a whole bacterial genome of nothing. And we call these deserts, and we still don't know what's going on in there, but the exciting thing is that if we, now we have the mouse genome and we can look at the corresponding piece of mouse and the mouse has the desert as well. So here are two things where, where we don't understand what's going on, but quite clearly humans and mice understand what's going on, there's probably something really exciting in there, we just need to understand it better.
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human genome project,junk dna,bacterial genome,birney,dnai,mouse genome,interviewee,chromosome,deserts,mice,desert,trash
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