Only eight percent of DNA is 'functional'
Comparing the genomes across different species, the researchers also observed that humans share 2.2 percent of their function DNA with mice. Professor Pointing said: 'The fact that we only have 2.2 percent of DNA in common with mice does not show that we ...
Not 80: Just 8.2 Percent Of Our DNA Is 'Functional', Says Study
Mammals that are more closely related have a greater proportion of their functional DNA in common. But only 2.2% of human DNA is functional and shared with mice, for example – because of the high turnover in the regulatory DNA regions over the 80 million ...
Newly found gut virus is in at least fifty percent of all humans
The phylum Bacteroidetes is widely prevalent in the environment, and exists in sea water, soil, sediments, and in the guts of animals and humans. The SDSU biologists happened to discover the gut virus while examining the DNA fecal samples of 12 individuals.
Only 8.2 percent of our DNA functional: Study
Interestingly, only 2.2 percent of human DNA is common with mice. "The fact that we only have 2.2 percent of DNA in common with mice does not show that we are so different. We are not so special. Our fundamental biology is very similar," said Gerton Lunter ...
Virus Found in Gut Believed to Exist in Over 50 Percent of World Population
Scientists at San Diego State University have found a virus in the gut that is believed to exist in over 50 percent ... DNA did not match any of the already known viruses. In each sample, there were at least 97,000 base pairs that were found to be common.