Fighting about ENCODE and junk

A red junk from from Tsim sha tsui

On Wednesday, a handful of journals including this one released more than 30 papers describing results from the second phase of ENCODE: a consortium-driven project tasked with building the “ENCyclopedia Of DNA Elements,” a manual of sorts defining and describing all the functional bits of the genome.  Read more

NIAID director urges continuation of H5N1 research moratorium

NIAID director urges continuation of H5N1 research moratorium

At a meeting of influenza researchers in Times Square New York Tuesday, Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) recommended that researchers continue to honour a self-imposed moratorium on certain experiments with highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1, saying that researchers needed to better justify the benefits of the research to the public.  Read more