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.