Learn about The ENCODE Project , (ENCyclopedia of DNA Elements), an international consortium of researchers who are moving beyond the basic information of the reference genome sequence. Researchers are using many cutting-edge technologies to learn as much as possible about variations, genes, non-coding transcripts, regulatory elements, and genome structure and more, in extensive detail across the entire genome. The ENCODE project is coordinated by the NHGRI. The UCSC Genome Browser is the designated Data Coordination Center (DCC) , for the ENCODE project, and the official ENCODE data repository. In this tutorial we examine aspects of the ENCODE project and data types, and explore ways for you to access and learn about the ENCODE data available under the UCSC Genome Browser. This tutorial assumes the user has familiarity with the software functionality of the UCSC Genome Browser as described in the Introductory and Advanced Topics tutorials. The focus of this material is on the human ENCODE data at this time. If you are interested in the fly and worm aspects of the project, please visit the modENCODE site for these model organisms.
Note: A second tutorial goes beyond these foundations and explores ways to interact with ENCODE data in 2012. See ENCODE Data Available through the UCSC Genome Browser
You will learn:
This tutorial is a part of the tutorial group Human variations. You might find the other tutorials in the group interesting:
GAD: Genetic Association Database: An archived database associating human genes and polymorphisms with diseases
Madeline 2.0: Human pedigree diagram tools
DrugBank: A chemoinformatics and bioinformatics resource
DGV: Database of Genomic Variants: Database of Genomic Variants, DGV, catalogs and displays structural variation in the human genome
NIEHS SNPs: National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences Environmental Genome Project (EGP) SNPs
OMIM: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM): A database of human genes, genetic diseases and disorders
CGAP: Characterize the molecular genetic changes that cause a normal cell to become a cancer cell
HapMap: HapMap, a database and analysis resource of human variation
Genetics Home Reference: A collection of data describing the effects of genetic variability on human health and disease
GeneSNPs: An integrated view of gene structure and SNP variations
dbGaP: A database of genotypes and phenotypes with extensive variation data and clinical details
SeattleSNPs: Human SNPs in genes
dbSNP: NCBI's SNP database
GeneTests: GeneTests, a current, comprehensive genetic testing resource
This tutorial is a part of the tutorial group UCSC Tutorials. You might find the other tutorials in the group interesting:
UCSC Genome Browser: The Additional Tools: Additional tools at the UCSC Genome Browser
UCSC Genome Browser: Custom Tracks and Table Browser: UCSC Genome Browser advanced topics
UCSC Archaeal Genome Browser: Provides you with many research and analysis tools that can be used to examine the genomes of more than 50 microbial species from the domain archaea.
ENCODE Data at UCSC: ENCODE Data at UCSC
UCSC Genome Browser: An Introduction: The UCSC Genome Browser Introduction
Genome Databases (euk) : Genomic databases or repositories primarily aimed at eukaryotic organisms. Some may contain prokaryotic data as well.
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