NOVAbuddy t1_j63i0oz wrote

I always wonder if that junk DNA would do something if we still consumed for example, the Pleistocene megafauna. Like maybe if we ate paraceratherium liver our cells would have the molecular building blocks for our DNA make proteins we no longer have. What kind of organs and capabilities are locked up in that DNA that we can no longer access because we don’t have the raw inputs to make the code useful?