Just who are we? Everything that tells our story has been right before our eyes but what we thought we knew was actually wrong.
Junk DNA, or noncoding DNA in scientific circles, is not really junk. It’s part of who we are and its complexity has just been discovered to control our genetic makeup. We once understood DNA to only provide the ability to synthesize protein but yet different cells provide different functions despite having the exact same DNA.
For example, a skin cell is completely different from a brain cell but the DNA is identical in the individual. It is the millions of codons that were seemingly unimportant that we’re now learning know how to verify functions in the human body in accordance with its genetics.
The genetic code in Deoxyribonucleic acid has been theorized for quite some time but now it is confirmed, and was hidden in the code we thought biologist had already cracked.
“For over 40 years we have assumed that DNA changes affecting the genetic code solely impact how proteins are made,” said lead author John Stamatoyannopoulos, University of Washington associate professor of genome sciences and of medicine.
“Now we know that this basic assumption about reading the human genome missed half of the picture. Many DNA changes that appear to alter protein sequences may actually cause disease by disrupting gene control programs or even both mechanisms simultaneously,” he said.
New studies by the Russian biophysicist and molecular biologist Pjotr Garjajev and his colleagues have shown that DNA responds to vibrational frequencies, laser focused radiation waves on strands of DNA have shown to modify genetic information. They succeeded in a method that repairs chromosomes damaged by x-rays.
Could this line of study lead to super genetics? It’s in our DNA to wait and see.