Your face is Junk… DNA.

CC Image from Flicker

CC Image from Flicker

By: Chidi O.

Yes, it may be true: Your face may be coded by non-coding DNA, aka Junk DNA. According to researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, this ‘junk’ is the key factor in the variations of all the human faces on Earth. These short sequenced DNA may also be behind the mystery of births with facial congenital conditions, such as cleft palates, microphthalmia, and many others. So next time someone tells you your face is beautiful, you are not being modest when you say it is junk. (Read more…)


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