Oxford scientists: Most human DNA is useless

Long lines can be nothing but biological baggage, scientists claim after comparing our genome with the genome of other animals, writes “Guardian”.

More than 90 percent of human DNA does nothing useful, and large arrays can only be biological baggage that has accumulated over the years of evolution, say researchers from Oxford University.

Scientists came to this figure after comparing the human genome with that of other mammals – from dogs and cats to rhinos and horses.

The researchers searched for pieces of DNA that humans shared with other animals, which stood out from our line during various moments in history. When DNA is shared and stored among different species, it indicates that it is doing something important and significant.

Gerton Lunter, one of the senior scientists on the team, said that based on these comparisons, only 8.2 percent of human DNA has a functional meaning and plays an important role, important enough to be preserved by evolution.

“Scientifically speaking, we have no evidence that 92 percent of our genome has any contribution to our biology,” Lunter said.

“Scientifically speaking, we have no evidence that 92 percent of our genome has any contribution to our biology.”

Scientists have known for some time that only 1 percent of human DNA is found within the genes used to create key proteins that make cells, and bodies, healthy and alive.

This research found that only 7% of human DNA is equally important.

However, if so much DNA is worthless, why do we still carry it?

“We’re not designed, we’ve evolved and it’s a pretty messy process. The rest of the DNA is probably just filling the space. It’s not garbage. It could be useful one day. But it is certainly not a burden, “Lutner said.

Some of our DNA is left over from ancient viruses that injected their genetic material into our DNA, or our ancestors, and some of them still have the ability to transfer through our genomes.

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Long lines can be nothing but biological baggage, scientists claim after comparing our genome with the genome of other animals, writes “Guardian”.

More than 90 percent of human DNA does nothing useful, and large arrays can only be biological baggage that has accumulated over the years of evolution, say researchers from Oxford University.

Scientists came to this figure after comparing the human genome with that of other mammals – from dogs and cats to rhinos and horses.

The researchers searched for pieces of DNA that humans shared with other animals, which stood out from our line during various moments in history. When DNA is shared and stored among different species, it indicates that it is doing something important and significant.

Gerton Lunter, one of the senior scientists on the team, said that based on these comparisons, only 8.2 percent of human DNA has a functional meaning and plays an important role, important enough to be preserved by evolution.

“Scientifically speaking, we have no evidence that 92 percent of our genome has any contribution to our biology,” Lunter said.

“Scientifically speaking, we have no evidence that 92 percent of our genome has any contribution to our biology.”

Scientists have known for some time that only 1 percent of human DNA is found within the genes used to create key proteins that make cells, and bodies, healthy and alive.

This research found that only 7% of human DNA is equally important.

However, if so much DNA is worthless, why do we still carry it?

“We’re not designed, we’ve evolved and it’s a pretty messy process. The rest of the DNA is probably just filling the space. It’s not garbage. It could be useful one day. But it is certainly not a burden, “Lutner said.

Some of our DNA is left over from ancient viruses that injected their genetic material into our DNA, or our ancestors, and some of them still have the ability to transfer through our genomes.