The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), today announced grants totaling more than $80 million over the next four years to expand the ENCyclopedia Of DNA Elements
(ENCODE) project, which in its pilot phase yielded provocative new insights into the organization and function of the human genome.
One of the most intriguing and potentially far-reaching of these efforts is the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements
, or ENCODE, project, which aspires to create a complete catalog of all the functional elements of the human genome.
The Encyclopedia of DNA Elements
(EN CODE) study was enormous: It is being published in some three dozen papers and review articles in four scientific journals, and 440 scientists from 32 labs around the world contributed to it.
A milestone was reached in June, when a project called the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements
(ENCODE) thoroughly mapped the functional regions in 1 percent of the human genome.
2 million scale-up grant over the next four years from the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), as part of the expanded ENCyclopedia Of DNA Elements