Re: junk DNA or buffer DNA?

Hal Finney (
Tue, 17 Mar 1998 10:34:47 -0800

I don't see how that would work. Just adding more junk DNA will not
reduce the number of mutations in the coding DNA. The mutation rate is
presumably constant per base. Adding N times as many bases will make
sure that N/(N+1) of the mutations occur in the junk region, but there
will still be the same number occuring in the coding part.