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Researchers from Johns Hopkins University and elsewhere share a catalog of curated human genes and transcripts. The resource — known as the "Comprehensive Human Expressed Sequences," or CHESS, database — is comprised of 323,258 transcripts representing 20,353 protein coding genes and almost 22,300 non-coding genes gleaned from Genotype-Tissue Expression project experiments, the team reports, along with millions of more tenuous transcripts produced from sites peppered across the genome.

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