The Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) project dishes up a hearty banquet of data that illuminate the roles of the functional elements of the human genome. Here, six scientists describe the project and discuss how the data are influencing research directions across many fields.
Genomics: ENCODE explained
Joseph R. Ecker, Wendy A. Bickmore, Inês Barroso, Jonathan K. Pritchard, Yoav Gilad & Eran Segal
Nature 489, 52–55 (06 September 2012) http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/489052a