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Dna Coding

Junk DNA, Junky PR

Athena Andreadis, Ph.D. | Posted 09.21.2012 | Science
Athena Andreadis, Ph.D.

The ENCODE Project results don't alter the current view of the genome; they just provide a basis for further investigation. Additionally, the findings were embargoed for years to enable the PR blitz -- at minimum unseemly when public funds are involved.

A Genome-Sized Media Failure

Michael White | Posted 11.13.2012 | Science
Michael White

The genome sciences consortium ENCODE was a fantastic opportunity for scientists and science journalists to explain exciting research findings in genome biology that are changing how we think about health, disease and evolution. But we blew it, in a big way.