ENCODE: The blogosphere resonds


  1. " 2001 will always be remembered as the year of the human genome. The availability of its sequence transformed biology, and the exemplary way in which hundreds of researchers came together to form a public consortium paved the way for 'big science' in biology. It was an incredible achievement but it was always clear that knowing the 'code' was only the beginning. To understand how cells interpret the information locked within the genome much more needed to be learnt. This became the task of ENCODE, the Encyclopedia Of DNA Elements, the aim of which was to describe all functional elements encoded in the human genome. Nine years after launch, its main efforts culminate in the publication of 30 coordinated papers, 6 of which are in this issue of Nature."
  2. The Story of You: ENCODE and the human genome
  3. ENCODE: The Encyclopedia of DNA Elements
  4. ENCODE: Encyclopedia of DNA Elements
  5. The Secret of Your "Junk," Revealed!
  6. Simply Statistics Podcast #3: Interview with Steven Salzberg
  7. Ewan's thoughts from his own blog: