Definitions for "Junk DNA"
Most of the DNA in our bodies is termed ‘junk DNA'. It is non-coding (isn't used for making proteins) and thus does not control medical function but is probably involved in genomic organization. Genetic genealogy only looks at the markers within junk DNA and thus the Y-DNA test cannot derive any medical information.
DNA that according to molecular biologists that has no value. Since most of the DNA of a particular organism does not code for proteins it was assumed the that remaining DNA had no value. This concept has been challenged recently with the discovery of non-random patterns that exist within this non-coding DNA.
The 97% of the human genome that is repetitive sequence and does not contain exons.