Fascinating topic, quotes and food for thought. Downloaded the documentary into an mp3 so I can listen to it later.
I remember reviewing a couple of articles that seem to support the information quoted in this thread:
"Junk" DNA includes a whole subset of names such as introns, retrotransposable elements, and non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs). In fact, ncRNAs are often located near genes known to be important to both stem cells and cancer, to serve as enhancer elements...
The frustrating thing is that it just transfers all the evolution theory into another planet so to speak, which then comes to this reality via a comet. But how did it originate in the "other planet"? The Cs had some very interesting things to say:
Session Date: 4 March 2012 Present: Laura, Ark, Belibaste, Perceval, Andromeda, Ailen, Bubbles, PoB, Burma Jones, Psyche, Mr. Scott Rain was in the forecast for this evening, but no storm warnings had been posted. At almost the exact time we had scheduled the session, the wind began to blow...
And then, "junk" AKA "non-coding" DNA is related to stem cells:
UCLA Scientists Find 3000 New Genes in “Junk DNA” of Immune Stem Cells
Genes and Junk Do you remember learning about Junk DNA when you took Biology in high school? The term was used to described 98% of the human genome that doesn’t make up its approximately 22,000 gen…
‘Junk DNA’ tells mice—and snakes—how to grow a backbone
Ancient Virus DNA Gives Stem Cells the Power to Transform
DNA from a long-ago invader gives human embryonic stem cells the power of transformation.