We all know how irritating it is to have an inbox flooded with junk mail.
Fortunately email providers these days contain filters to keep the junk mail at bay.
As a result the junk mail folder tends to pile up with never-to-be-read emails.
But, occasionally, an important email is snagged by the filter and is unduly ignored.
We can think of the human genome as a server sending out a constant bombardment of emails. These messages are on average 2,000 letters long, and these “letters” are made up of different types of bases, some of which are packaged in the form of RNA.