One day, we’ll learn…

Human Genome More Complicated Than Ever Realized, Scientists Say

Well… duh.

When are we going to realize that the more we attempt to learn about this thing called Creation, the more we’ll realize we don’t know?

The collaboration of researchers… looked at roughly 1 percent of the entire human genome, concluding that the 95 percent of the genome previously believed to be superfluous actually plays a major role in regulating how DNA expresses itself.

God doesn’t do anything superfluous.

When researchers announced they had mapped the human genome in 2003, they knew it was made up of over 3 billion base pairs of DNA.

However, only between 1.5 and 5 percent of that – encompassing the areas known as “genes” – was involved in actually making proteins. The rest was termed “junk DNA.”

God doesn’t make junk.

In a paper released in the journal Nature, scientists say they have found that much of that so-called junk DNA is actually involved in regulating how genes build and maintain the body.

Now you’re catching on. Meaning lies behind the apparent madness.

Greally likens the genes to musical instruments, and the regulatory regions of the genome found in this study to an orchestral score – the instructions necessary to make the whole symphony come together.

This musical comparison is a revelation God gave to some of his people a while ago. (Check out the description for session #7 of the Quantum Physics, Music and the Prophetic conference. I’ve been thinking about purchasing the audio of it for a while because it really intrigues me.)

An important finding was how different human and animal DNA are.

Hmmm… Not surprising.

While the new advance adds to the understanding of the genome, researchers point out that completing the mapping will take time. The complexity of the genome, Collins said, is something he feels all the researchers are awe of.

“We are intended to be complicated,” he said, “and we obviously are.”

Yes. Yes we are. “Fearfully and wonderfully made,” is how He puts it. (Psalm 139:13-16)

Joel Maust

Joel Maust is a blogger, marketer and photographer living in the beautiful Flathead Valley of northwest Montana.

3 Comments

Sherry

about 10 years ago

Did i send you the link to that music? I listened to it for a while...it's really something.

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Joel

about 10 years ago

What music? Music the scientists made based on DNA?

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sherry

about 10 years ago

yeah...i didn't send you that link? they assigned notes to the genomes of different creatures, then played them.

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