this goes to prove what I have been saying for years, that there is no such thing as junk DNA, just DNA whose function we do not know yet. Organisms don't carry loads of DNA just for the fun of it. It has some function, or it wouldn't be maintained. DNA is much too expensive for the cell to make just for the heck of it. I think we will find that more and more of the so-called "junk" DNA has functions that we have only begun to suspect.

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