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
Pronunciation: “mud DNA” or “muddy-NA”

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