Thursday, September 6, 2012

Dr. Carolyn Dean on the Human Genome Project & RnA

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Gregg reads from a NY Times article (see below) which states that “The human genome is packed with at least four million gene switches that reside in bits of DNA that once were dismissed as “junk” but that turn out to play critical roles in controlling how cells, organs and other tissues behave.”

Dr. Carolyn Dean responds to the finding and provides information on RnA and its effect on DNA.

NY Times—Among the many mysteries of human biology is why complex diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure and psychiatric disorders are so difficult to predict and, often, to treat. An equally perplexing puzzle is why one individual gets a disease like cancer or depression, while an identical twin remains perfectly healthy.

Now scientists have discovered a vital clue to unraveling these riddles. The human genome is packed with at least four million gene switches that reside in bits of DNA that once were dismissed as “junk” but that turn out to play critical roles in controlling how cells, organs and other tissues behave. Continue reading at nytimes.com

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