At the Huffington Post's science section, University of Chicago microbiologist James Shapiro says that even with everything that's known about DNA, there are still messages in DNA that researchers don't know how to interpret. "Among the most mysterious features of evolving genomes are stretches of DNA that carry two or more kinds of information in a single sequence," Shapiro says.

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