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Five things you probably didn't know about the Human Genome Project

Five things you probably didn’t know about the Human Genome Project

Today we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first draft of the entire human genome.…

By Mehdi Khadraoui

Science

ENCODE researchers found that most of our DNA has a function: controlling when and where genes are turned on and off.

Fast forward for biomedical research

Today, an international team of researchers reveal that much of what has been called ‘junk DNA’ in the human genome is actually a massive control panel with millions of switches regulating the activity of our genes. Without these switches, genes would not work – and mutations in these regions…

By Guest author(s)

Science

New findings challenge established views about human genome

The ENCyclopedia Of DNA Elements (ENCODE), an international research consortium organised by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), today published the results of its exhaustive, four-year effort to build a “parts list” of…

By Guest author(s)

Science

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