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Waste not: Research finds that “far from junk DNA,” ERVs perform “critical cellular functions”

Waste not: Research finds that “far from junk DNA,” ERVs perform “critical cellular functions” In the past, reporting by Evolution News has documented a variety of important functions for endogenous retroviruses (ERVs) and other transposable elements and retrotransposons. These, of course, have frequently been called “junk DNA,” mere evolutionary waste or flotsam, by critics of intelligent design. Evidence of this widespread function is nothing new. As a 2017 paper in Nature Reviews Genetics noted, “Transposable elements (TEs) are a prolific…

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