Carl Zimmer on Junk DNA and Bad Science Journalism
By Michael White | September 9th 2008 07:32 PM | Print | E-mail
If haven't yet listened to Ryan Gregory or Larry Moran (or me) on junk DNA, for the love of God, listen to Carl Zimmer before you ever use that term in a scientific paper, press release, or blog post! For some reason people like to set junk DNA up as a straw man, and pretend that every discovery of functional non-coding DNA is paradigm-shifting. Don't believe them!