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DNA junk or DNA treasure?
Ross, H. 1995.  Facts and Faith 9(1):4. CELD ID 6510

Perhaps you have read or heard of the term, "junk DNA." It has come up frequently in my conversations with research biologists and computer scientists. If the term is new to you, let me explain. In plant and animal cells, only a small percentage (in humans, about 3 percent) of the DNA carries the code for making proteins. The rest has been called junk and has been used to argue for the non-design, or random assembly, of life.