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Brian Jacobs asked the Naked Scientists: Is it true that active genes only comprise of 3% of the total DNA in our chromosomes and what then is the function of the 97% "inactive" genes/ I look forward to hearing the answers or views on the issues being raised. Regards, Brian. H. JacobsWhat do you think?
Protein-coding sequences account for only a very small fraction of the genome (approximately 1.5%), and the rest is associated with non-coding RNA molecules, regulatory DNA sequences, LINEs, SINEs, introns, and sequences for which as yet no function has been determined.
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