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text 2019-03-17 14:21
Reading progress update: I've read 87 out of 352 pages.
Junk DNA: A Journey Through the Dark Matter of the Genome - Nessa Carey

Some RNA molecules have functions that are not related to protein manufacture.

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text 2019-03-14 15:58
Reading progress update: I've read 79 out of 352 pages.
Junk DNA: A Journey Through the Dark Matter of the Genome - Nessa Carey

A more detailed description of the cause of Down's Syndrome than I'd come across before.

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text 2019-03-06 17:35
Reading progress update: I've read 69 out of 352 pages.
Junk DNA: A Journey Through the Dark Matter of the Genome - Nessa Carey

The complexity of cellular processes never ceases to amaze me.

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text 2019-03-05 17:20
Reading progress update: I've read 63 out of 352 pages.
Junk DNA: A Journey Through the Dark Matter of the Genome - Nessa Carey There's a suggested link between aging, telomere length and diet: Japan has the greatest longevity of any nation on average, longer telomeres and a diet involving low protein, little red meat and higher carbohydrate intake. Japanese people switching more Western diets don't live as long and don't have as long telomeres: Atkins Diet is bad for you!
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text 2019-03-03 14:02
Reading progress update: I've read 36 out of 352 pages.
Junk DNA: A Journey Through the Dark Matter of the Genome - Nessa Carey

The number of protein coding genes is nearly the same in humans as in simple worms but the total number of base pairs is vastly larger.

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