Non-coding DNA are sequences of DNA that do not code for genes. Non-coding DNA is also known as introns which are removed through the process of splicing mRNA using a spliceosome, the resulting mRNA strand exclusively contains exons which are translated. While the functions of many such regions are not yet known, the functions of certain sequences, such as the telomere, have been discovered.
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