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Major Findings from The ENCODE Pilot Project
Read the first results from The ENCODE Project: The ENCyclopedia Of DNA Elements (ENCODE), the four-year effort to build a parts list of all biologically functional elements in 1 percent of the human genome.
Organized by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and carried out by 35 groups from 80 organizations around the world, the research served as a pilot to test the feasibility of a full-scale initiative to produce a comprehensive catalog of all components of the human genome crucial for biological function.
Collected here are the major findings, discussion, press coverage and ancillary research for this pioneering effort.