Not so useless after all: even “gene deserts” have oases

Not so useless after all: even “gene deserts” have oases

By Diana Gitig | Last updated February 10, 2011 7:15 AM

As researchers sequenced the genomes of mammals, they came across large regions that didn’t seem to contain any protein-coding genes. These “gene deserts” often stretched for thousands of DNA base pairs (called kilobases), and their discovery left researchers arguing about whether they served any function.

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