Albert Einstein and persons of his ilk are believed of having 5-6% of their DNA activated. Rest, the lesser mortals like us have to remain content with only 3-4% of our DNA in normal functioning mode. Imagine a scenario when hundred percent of our DNA gets activated! What could it unleash? A superhuman? A chimera or, any other being with awesome abilities and power beyond our imagination?
Junk DNA: The secret key
What is the mystery behind so called “junk DNA” afterall? Is it really “junk” just because pretty little has been done to reveal its’ exact function? But, their codons have in them all! This particular variety of the “junk DNA” regulates the behavior of the normal coding genes. Presently, researchers are unable to say anything with certainty about the supposed functions of these “non-coding” genes.
It is the same reason why scientists abhor from the usual practice of inserting foreign genes in the normal gene sequence. They fear that it could start the production of hitherto unknown proteins due to its uncontrollable spread. But, numerous possibilities exist due to the striking resemblance of these to the normal genes.
The possibilities are endless. In fact, scientists do speculate that these genes could contain some kind of coded information for the future. Even if they ascribe the reasons of dreaded diseases like cancer to the “junk DNA”, others like Haig H. Kazazian, chairman of the University of Pennsylvania, has linked them evolution of the new species.
A June 2004 Harvard Medical School report while working on a “junk DNA” gene in the yeast, quotes an evidence regarding a new find, gene SRG1. It is believed that it physically blocks the transcription of the adjacent normal “coding” gene, SER3. Studies done elsewhere say that the non-functional DNA, aids in the gene expression regulation during development.
Over 700 studies done in this arena prove the role of “junk DNA” as an enhancer for the transcription of proximal genes. While around 60 studies in the same, have again proved that the non-coding DNA acts as a silencer during the suppression of transcription of “proximal” genes. Apart from that yet others talk about the function of the non-coding DNA in the regulation of the translation of proteins.
The twist in the tale
Russian researchers like Gariaev suggest the possible mediation of the non-coding genes at the quantum level. The studies done by the above and group confirm about the chromosomal ability “to gyrate the polarization plane of its own radiated and occluded photons”.
The very idea that about 98% of the DNA belongs to the junk category is a misnomer now. Biologists have long since ignored the fact that majority of the biological species — complete energy entities in themselves – function on the principle of minimal energy expenditure. This therefore, means that it is completely against the norm of energy saving feature of these organisms to include in their biological mechanism, the “non-coding DNA”.
It is but a reality that the unused DNA does have a function according to the researchers now. But, what that is can be anybody’s hard guess as of now.
The mathematical link
What is appearing now is the new branch of genomics itself supported by the likes of Andras Pellionisz, a biophysicist at the New York University. He has some done ground-breaking work in the field of biological neural networks, based on the fractal geometry of cellular development addressing the decisive role of recursive genome function. According to him, protein structures act back upon their genetic code, which is supported by many an observation and analysis of the genome sequences.
This, in fact, is undoubtedly a vast subject. But, amazing strides made in the recent times have left everyone dumbfounded as one upon another, information unlocks itself. The above principles could find their usage in the customization of the foods, drugs, cosmetics, chemicals; materials etc. which could then be matched with our genome. Of course, this will prevent the diseases from occurring, or maybe even halt the adverse conditions from developing further in their lethality.