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scientists discover double meaning in genetic code

just when we had the human genome all figured out ( that’s ironic linking for you youngsters ), scientists discover a second code hiding within dna which means the double helix contains code for two different languages simultaneously. one language describes how proteins are made, and the other how genes are controlled. it really wouldn’t surprise me to discover there are more languages to be found since we’ve long known evolution is an opportunist, “…Thirty-one years ago, Gould and Vrba suggested that repetitive DNA sequences known as transposons, which originated from viruses, might serve no direct function at first, but may be used to great advantage later on. Since then, research has shown that transposons played an important role in the evolution of pregnancy.” it makes one wonder if those making products from genetically modified organisms really have any idea what they’ve altered. update: “Duon” is just a new name for something we already knew about