NIH [to 4 February 2017]

NIH [to 4 February 2017]
February 2, 2017
NIH to expand critical catalog for genomics research
The National Institutes of Health plans to expand its Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) Project, a genomics resource used by many scientists to study human health and disease. Funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of NIH, the ENCODE Project is generating a catalog of all the genes and regulatory elements — the parts of the genome that control whether genes are active or not — in humans and select model organisms. With four years of additional support, NHGRI builds on a long-standing commitment to developing freely available genomics resources for use by the scientific community…