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10 Scientific Ideas That Scientists Wish You Would Stop Misusing

10 Scientific Ideas That Scientists Wish You Would Stop Misusing
I highly agree with #6, because I see even proper scientists getting really confused about what they consider to be a 'gene', and fuss over the definition of 'junk DNA', when there are better words to explain the various elements found in DNA. You have protein coding DNA, you have RNA coding DNA, and you have a variety of promoters, inhibitors, and enhancers that control the production of all of those, plus other binding spots for proteins of various sorts. Too often people seem to equate "not coding for a protein" as "junk DNA". Which is not just wrong, its didn't pay attention in Bio 101 wrong. Its also how you can have mutations that cause genetic diseases that don't affect the protein sequence at all. You just turn the expression of the gene or what not up or down too much and it produces the same effect. Also, people who confuse bacteria and viruses can just die in a fire. Flagged

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