In this SciShow video, Hank explains why the junk may be worth something after all.

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In this video, Hank—who has brought you updates on the Human Genome Project, chimeras, and epigenetics—explains why your junk DNA may actually be quite valuable. Through the ENCODE project, scientists have recently revealed that junk DNA is in fact useful in ways we hadn’t understood. Though there’s still a lot to learn, Hank explains why it’s an exciting time to be studying genes.

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