One of the challenges for discussing evolution within evangelical Christian circles is that there is widespread confusion about how evolution actually works. In this installment on “junk DNA”, we explore how genomics can be employed to test for non-functional sequences by comparing sequences between related organisms.
  • Is There “Junk” in Your Genome? Part 2

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    Is There “Junk” in Your Genome? Part 2 | Dennis Venema

    Despite their somewhat mysterious nature, transposon sequences make up a staggering 45% or more of our genome. They are the perfect parasites.  Read More >

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  • Is There “Junk” in Your Genome? Part 3

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    Is There “Junk” in Your Genome? Part 3 | Dennis Venema

    In this post we’ll discuss the mechanism by which processed pseudogenes ("false genes") arise, and then discuss how some pick up functions and become “real” themselv... Read More >

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  • Is There “Junk” in Your Genome? Part 4

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    Is There “Junk” in Your Genome? Part 4 | Dennis Venema

    Now that we have covered the topic of pseudogenes, we are now able to properly evaluate antievolutionary arguments put forward to discredit these lines of evidence for evolution. Read More >

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