Friday, September 7, 2012
The current issue of Nature is dedicated to ENCODE, the Encyclopedia of DNA elements. There are six open access articles that discuss the latest findings concerning the vast genomic area that lies between genes. Many of these "junk DNA" regions have indeed a function!
I've been swamped at work, but I'll do my best to read the papers in the next couple of weeks and discuss them here. In the meantime, you can find the papers at www.nature.com, they are open access. Enjoy!