The Story of You: ENCODE and the human genome
Ever since a monk called Mendel started breeding pea plants we’ve been learning about our genomes. In 1953, Watson, Crick and Franklin described the structure of the molecule that makes up our genomes: the DNA double helix. Then, in 2001, scientists wrote down the entire 3-billion letter code contained in the average human genome. Now they’re trying to interpret that code; to work out how it’s used to make different types of cells and different people. The ENCODE project, as it’s called, is the latest chapter in the story of you.
To read the ENCODE research papers and more, visit www.nature.com/ENCODE
This is a great video, if you have ~5 minutes to spare please watch this story of you. Well not you you but you, it’ll make sense when you watch it.
And feel free to ask me any questions about any of the content in the video.