'Junk' DNA helps in preventing breast cancer: Study

The findings could be used to understand how other non-coding RNAs function and to develop potential gene therapies to treat cancer, the researchers said.

Scientists map all genes behind embryo development

An international team of scientists has for the first time mapped all the genes that are activated in the first few days of a fertilised human egg.

Genomes' 'evolutionary relic' causes cancer

 A new study has revealed that "junk" DNA 'pseudogene' causes cancer.

`Junk DNA` could be culprit behind schizophrenia

Researchers have suggested that stretches of DNA called retrotransposons, often dubbed " junk DNA", might be playing an important role in schizophrenia.

`Junk DNA` in brain may cause schizophrenia

Often dubbed `junk DNA`, retrotransposons - short sequences of DNA that autonomously amplify and move around the genome - may play a key role in developing schizophrenia.

`Junk` DNA may not be needed for building of complex life

Noncoding DNA, which has puzzled scientists for so many years, and is abundant in many living things, may not actually be needed for creation of complex life, according to researchers.

Junk DNA may be behind devastating neurological diseases

San Francisco scientists have revealed that specific DNA once dismissed as junk plays an important role in brain development and might be involved in several devastating neurological diseases.

`Junk DNA is all that separates you from chimps`

Do you know what separates you from a chimpanzee? A tiny bit of "junk DNA", scientists say.

Scientists discover cancer treatment in ‘junk DNA’

Scientists have discovered a way to shrink tumours in certain cancers.

Scientists discover cancer treatment in ‘junk DNA’

Scientists have discovered a way to shrink tumours in certain cancers.

Junk DNA could provide vital clues to heart disease

Scientists have linked a region of junk DNA, the 98% or so of the genome that does not code for proteins.

Junk DNA could provide vital clues to heart disease

Scientists have linked a region of junk DNA, the 98% or so of the genome that does not code for proteins.