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Are the introns on gene do not have any functions ?

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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
As far as I know: ...Introns are dna segments with no known function. They are transcribed from dna to RNA but then they are spliced out. The messenger RNA does not have those segments so they are not translated into proteins. Of course, we are far from knowing all there is to be known about the human genome. Maybe some of my health tap colleagues has more knowledge on this.

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