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Inside the Human GenomeA Case for Non-Intelligent Design$
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John C. Avise

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195393439

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393439.001.0001

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Wasteful Design: Repetitive DNA Elements

Wasteful Design: Repetitive DNA Elements

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(p.107) chapter 4 Wasteful Design: Repetitive DNA Elements
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Inside the Human Genome
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John C. Avise

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393439.003.0004

This chapter treats repetitive DNA elements in the human genome, ranging from duplicons and pseudogenes (dead genes) to microsatellites to several classes of ubiquitous mobile elements that look and act like intracellular viruses. Incredibly, active or deceased copies of these latter elements make up at least 45% and perhaps 75% or more of the human genome. All of these categories of repetitive elements are known to be associated with legions of genetic disabilities, again prompting a consideration of how various theological excuses for molecular flaws contrast with rationales that emerge from the evolutionary sciences.

Keywords:   repetitive DNA, duplicons, pseudogenes, microsatellites, mobile elements, viruses

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