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Increasing piles of genetic junk: LINEs

Long interspersed repetitive elements (LINEs) make up a HUGE portion of the junk in your genome. They dont have any mystical, magical, purposeful functions. They arent ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY for anything, and technically, they cause trouble when they happen to plop themselves upstream of a gene and are thus negatively selected against, but I digress… LINEs…