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.

A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

The genome of a rare, red bat suggests that its effective population size has been in decline for thousands of years, according to a PLOS One study.

In Nature this week: investigation into the genetics of medulloblastoma, and more.

A project in the UK is to use genomic selection to speed spruce tree growth, according to Innovators Magazine.