Larry Moran poses a question in the form of a "junk" DNA quiz on his blog, which asks, "How much of our genome could be deleted without having any significant effect on our species?" He's already got a long track of blog replies, and the discussion helps clarify any confusion GTO may have admitted to in the past.

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