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Nature volume 489, pages 5255 (06 September 2012) | Download Citation

The Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) project dishes up a hearty banquet of data that illuminate the roles of the functional elements of the human genome. Here, six scientists describe the project and discuss how the data are influencing research directions across many fields. See Articles p.57, p.75, p.83, p.91, p.101 & Letter p.109

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  1. Joseph R. Ecker is at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California 92037, USA.

    • Joseph R. Ecker
  2. Wendy A. Bickmore is in the Medical Research Council Human Genetics Unit, MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH4 2XU, UK.

    • Wendy A. Bickmore
  3. Inês Barroso is at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton CB10 1SA, UK, and at the University of Cambridge Metabolic Research Laboratories and NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre, Cambridge, UK.

    • Inês Barroso
  4. Jonathan K. Pritchard and Yoav Gilad are in the Department of Human Genetics, University of Chicago, Chicago 60637 Illinois, USA.

    • Jonathan K. Pritchard
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  5. J.K.P. is also at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Chicago.

    • Jonathan K. Pritchard
  6. Eran Segal is in the Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot 76100, Israel.

    • Eran Segal

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