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- n. the string of base pairs (adenine, thymine, cytosine, and guanine) which, when arranged in triplets to form codons, create a DNA string which encodes polypeptides.
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By DNA sequence analysis, some of these elements have acquired many mutations compared with the original jumping gene, and thus appear to be very old; these are referred to as ancient repetitive elements AREs.
In my view, DNA sequence alone, even if accompanied by a vast trove of data on biological function, will never explain certain special human attributes, such as the knowledge of the Moral Law and the universal search for God.