mudDNA — new jargon for old junk

A reporter asked me if there’s a single good name for all the kinds of DNA that are still not well understood — the grab bag of stuff that some people describe as  “junk DNA”.

Here’s what I suggested. Maybe it’s useful. Maybe it’s not.

Name: “murkily understood DNA
AbbreviationmudDNA
Pronunciation: “mud DNA” or “muddy-NA”

The redundancy/recursion (murkily understood DNA DNA) seems characteristic of the stuff it’s describing.

  • jodan447

    Ha・・・Huh!, Huh?
    Only the editor of Improbable Research is capable of giving such a name.
    Am I supposed to laugh or think?

  • ttweed

    Or, mimicking the original thought: Massively Under-studied muddy-mass?