Evolution (Common Descent) and DNA

This from talkorigins.org

Am I correct in reading that humans share “junk” DNA with chimps and other primates and with mice and cows?

Would it also be correct to assume that humans share a much greater amount of junk DNA similarities with chimps than with mice?

Do the similarities in junk DNA increase as the relationship between closeness of species increases?



You just can’t get some guys to shut up, can you? :stuck_out_tongue:

What percentage of junk DNA do humans share with

What percentage of our DNA is junk DNA? Is the percentage of DNA that is junK DNA the same for all species?

Check out this thread for a partial answer to your question.

I have to say that I’m somewhat suspicious of the term “junk” DNA. I don’t think we know enough about it to call it “junk”. If you removed all the junk DNA from an organism’s chromosomes, would it survive? If no, it’s not “junk”.