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.
- Read the ENCODE research consortium's Nature paper at: Identification and analysis of functional elements in 1% of the human genome by the ENCODE pilot project
Nature, June 13, 2007
- Read companion papers in: a special issue on ENCODE from Genome Research
- Read the NHGRI press release at: New Findings Challenge Established Views on Human Genome
- Listen to a media teleconference hosted by the journal Nature on the ENCODE consortium's paper.
First Major Results from The ENCODE Project [MP3 - 42 MB]
Speakers at the June 13, 2007 teleconference were:
- Chris Gunter, Ph.D., Nature
- Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., National Human Genome Research Institute
- Michael Snyder, Ph.D., Yale University
- Ewan Birney, Ph.D., European Bioinformatics Institute, European Molecular Biology Laboratory
- See illustrated results at: The ENCODE Poster [nature.com]
A poster depicting some of the latest ENCODE findings. The poster is in pdf format that can be enlarged for easy reading.
- Explore the entire ENCODE Web Focus:
Related articles on ENCODE from Nature
Related Information and Projects
- Learn more about ENCODE at: The ENCODE Project: ENCyclopedia Of DNA Elements
The main project page for ENCODE
- Learn more about modENCODE at: Fly and Worm Models to Teach Researchers About Human Biology and Medicine
This four-year, $57 million scientific mission, which will serve to inform the ENCODE project, will identify all functional elements in the genomes of two key model organisms: fruit fly and round worm.
Last Reviewed: February 26, 2013