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.

Parabon NanoLabs is partnering with law enforcement to use genetic genealogy approaches to solve cold cases, Buzzfeed News reports.

A Columbia University-led team used emergency contact information from medical records to create family trees and estimate disease heritability.

In Science this week: ancient Southeast Asian genomes provide insight on human migration, and more.

NPR says a new report recommends that former research chimpanzees should be moved to retirement sanctuaries unless that move would shorten their lives.