Decoding ENCODE

Decoding ENCODE

◑ Our HOA introduces you to the organization of our genome, from the structure of the gene to the relative abundance of coding vs non-coding DNA. Our panel of experts includes Ian Bosdet and Josh Witten along with the ScienceSunday team of Buddhini Samarasinghe, Scott Lewis and myself (in a sari!) discussing the much publicized ENCODE project along with the controversy it has generated.

Legoland: What do our genes have in common with Legos? Do we really have “junk” DNA? We try to avoid jargon and use simple diagrams to explain. If you have questions, I’m here to answer them. 

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6 Responses to Decoding ENCODE


  1. yet to view….in a few minutes time

  2. Rajini Rao says:


    It’s a long watch, perhaps save it for later or watch in parts 🙂

  3. Mary T says:


    I watched it last night, and it’s excellent.


  4. Indeed saved for a later watch tonight Rajini Rao 

  5. Rajini Rao says:


    Do you have a link to your comments, Adam Camp ?

  6. Rajini Rao says:


    Err, why spew all those hashtags here Adam Camp ? Are you associated with the ENCODE project? Sorry, I don’t know where you are coming from.


    On our HOA, we critiqued some of the ENCODE claims but did not endorse the Grauer paper. For the record, I don’t approve of runaway sarcasm in literary journals. Although they did make some valid scientific points, in that rebuttal, I was surprised by the unprofessional tone. It was as “over the top” in tone as much as the statements he was critiquing.

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