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[Translate to German:] The role Dark DNA plays in our genetics is a subject that has fascinated scientists for years. The first study to investigate the phenomenon was done by two researchers from Columbia University in New York, and it found that all human DNA is not created equal. Dark DNA consists primarily of "junk" or unused genes left over from our ancestors’ evolutionary development, but there’s also a possibility that Dark DNA may contain important information about how humans evolved. Scientists are still unsure as to what these hidden proteins do – or even if they exist at all. If verified, this could be a truly revolutionary discovery. But unfortunately, because of its complexity and difficulty to detect, research on Dark DNA has been limited in scope until now.