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ENCODE Project Publishes Massive Epigenetics Study


On September 6th, the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) project released an enormous volume of epigenetics data and analysis for the human genome, spanning more than thirty papers in Nature, Genome Biology, and Genome Research. These new and exciting studies reveal that more than 80% of the human genome is either transcribed or bound up in higher-order chromatin. Major research findings from the release include:

These new data and methods represent an immense contribution to the field, and will greatly benefit any future study of the human genome.

The published papers can be found at Nature's website:






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