Over at Genomicron, T. Ryan Gregory posts about junk DNA and Andras Pellionisz, who has been getting attention lately for a Google Tech presentation he gave. Gregory says that while many people have written Pellionisz off as a "crank," his post is meant to let readers make up their own minds. The post links out to the Google talk, a recent paper, and Pellionisz's website.

 

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