The genetic code does not carry out its main function: to code and “produce” proteins. This is why it has been called the dark matter of DNA.
According to the Flatiron Institute’s Center for Computational Biology, the so-called junk DNA could play an important role in the onset of autism.
For the first time a complete “genetic map” of insomnia (a problem suffered chronically by 770 million people worldwide) has been drawn up by an international team of neurophysiologists.
Recently a growing number of studies has shown that the portion of DNA that appears to have no precise functions, can also perform very important tasks.
As explained in biology books, the genetic code known as DNA present in every cell forms an elegant double spiral, or double helix shape. But beyond this classic, largely predominant shape, there [...]