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Only 1 of 24 DNA strands used?

Ron Newman ronman at DELETE.imt.net
Tue Jul 24 12:38:36 EST 2001

I recently heard the statement "only 1 of  24 'strands' of  human DNA
actively used".

a)  Is this accurate?
b) Is there a good reference on it?
c) If true, are the 23 unused portions simply redundant systems, are they 
mutated, or do they 
have other potential function?

Ron Newman
Troubadour Technology

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