noncoding

adjective
non·​cod·​ing | \ (ˈ)nän-ˈkō-diŋ How to pronounce noncoding (audio) \

Definition of noncoding

: not specifying the genetic code a noncoding DNA sequence

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The team also looked at noncoding regions of genes, sequences with regulatory or other functions that make up the vast majority of DNA. Quanta Magazine, "In the Nucleus, Genes’ Activity Might Depend on Their Location," 6 Nov. 2018 Now, the Princeton team is running the genomes of autism patients through DeepSEA, hoping to rank the impacts of noncoding bases. Science News Staff, Science | AAAS, "AI is changing how we do science. Get a glimpse," 5 July 2017

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1962, in the meaning defined above

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noncoding

adjective
non·​cod·​ing | \ (ˈ)nän-ˈkōd-iŋ How to pronounce noncoding (audio) \

Medical Definition of noncoding

: not specifying the genetic code noncoding introns

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