NonCoding Genome

  Clarity Around the Definition of a NonCoding Genome

There is often a lot of confusion around the concept of a NonCoding Genome. What makes a genome standard or noncoding? In the world of science, how should someone thinking about researching one or the other begins to gain an understanding? That is exactly the focus of the John Rinn Lab in Bounder, CO. The goal is to create clarity around the true definition of a NonCoding Genome and why we should care.


A noncoding genome or noncoding DNA sequence is a part of the DNA of an organism. What makes it unique is the fact that there is no encode protein sequences within the genome. There is a possibility that you can transcribe this type of DNA into a functional molecule. There are other types of noncoding DNA as well, including transcriptional, translational regulation, and other types. The level at which NonCoding Genome is present in DNA is going to vary from one species to another, but the research is creating more clarity every day.