modENCODE

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A set of studies published online today in Nature offers a look at similarities and differences detected in the regulatory machinery over time and across organisms.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A set of studies published in Genome Research today outlines findings from the modENCODE project, an effort aimed at identifying and understanding regulatory elements in the genomes of fruit fly and Caenorhabditis elegans worm model organisms.

NHGRI's advisory council has agreed to expand ENCODE to study humans more deeply, and cleared a new $30 million gene regulation program.

Researchers with the "model organism Encyclopedia of DNA Elements" Consortium today described some initial findings from their functional studies of the Drosophila melanogaster and Caenorhabditis elegans genomes.

In Sequence recently spoke with Celniker, who heads the department of genome dynamics at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, to find out what the modENCODE project has achieved at its halfway point, and what role new sequencing technologies are playing in it.

Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.