CUTLINE: Zhiping Weng and Job Dekker, professors at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, were part of the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements
In September, Agilent introduced $500-$700 ChIP-on-chip microarrays and currently offers ChIP-on-chip custom arrays, yeast whole genome arrays, an ENCODE array (containing 80,000 probes corresponding to findings by the National Human Genome Research Institute's Encyclopedia of DNA Elements
research consortium) and Human Promoter Microarray Sets, featuring probes covering around 17,000 human transcripts.
Last month the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements
(ENCODE) Consortium, an international collaboration of research groups funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute, reported exciting data upending the view that large portions of the human genome contain "junk" DNA.
The latest research results are from the mouse ENCODE project, which is part of the ENCODE, or ENCyclopedia Of DNA Elements
, program supported by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health.
Finally, although the results of the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements
(ENCODE) project clearly illustrate that DNA sequences outside of genes are not "junk," determining the clinical significance of the mutations identified in these regions can be problematic.