ENCODE: The Encyclopedia of DNA Elements

GenomeTV published this Encode Project movie on Sept 5, 2012 featuring interviews with members of the ENCODE Project.

Mike Pazin, program director of the Genome Project explains that ENCODE is a project that finds genomic insights. Encode finds out the parts of the genome that influence our wellness, disease and even our behaviors.

Encode will be able to figure out who is likely to get disease and who should be making changes in lifestyles to prevent illness.

ENCODE Project Published New Genomic Insights in Special Issue of Genome Research with permission to share this link to SienceDaily (Sep. 5, 2012) — Genome Research publishes online and in print today a special issue dedicated to The ENCODE (ENCyclopedia Of DNA Elements) Project, whose goal is to characterize all functional elements in the human genome.

Since the completion of the pilot phase of the project in 2007, covering 1% of the genome, The ENCODE Consortium has fanned out across the genome to study function and regulation on an unprecedented scale.

This special issue presents novel findings, methodologies, and resources from ENCODE that bring extensive insight to gene regulation and set the stage for future discoveries. In addition, the issue also contains commentary and perspectives on how our views of the genome have changed as a result of The ENCODE Project. The entire issue will be freely available online on September 6 to coordinate with additional ENCODE Consortium publications in Nature, Genome Biology, and other journals.

You can purchase the published findings from Amazon right here: Sequel to human genome released: ENCODE project catalogs.

Learning the fact that those of us with MS have five spots on the genome that need to be triggered to have MS, it’s been suggested that maintaining adequate levels of vitamin D may have a protective effect and lower the risk of developing multiple sclerosis. Knowing that by simply taking vitamin D3 supplements on a daily bases we will maintain adequate levels.

It is recommended that those of us in the northern hemisphere take Vitamin D to stabilize the genome so it doesn’t flip the HLA or human leukocyte antigen.

MSrelief is now an affiliate with Amazon.com to make Vitamin D3 supplements easy to find and purchase a variety for you to choose from.

It’s easy to purchase vitamin D tablets of your choice by clicking right here.

I look forward to future research that will hopefully lead to a cure of multiple sclerosis and other disease!


About our Co-Founder: With a bachelors in Social Work, Linda is 53 years old, happily married with eight children and 17 grandchildren. Diagnosed with MS in 1995 and now having accepted and truly embraced her new reality, Linda has created MSrelief.com. She is dedicated to proving that joy can be chosen while living with Multiple Sclerosis. Linda specializes in helping others, especially those with MS attain the lifestyle, independence and happiness amid living with MS.


  1. The argument between nature versus nurture is still debatable but I believe that genes really can really wire you to have some sickness that can be traced from your ancestors. Thanks for sharing the video here. It’s educational.

    -Brian McDougall

    • Brian,
      Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. You brought up a very interesting topic! I wish I had the time to write a post about it! I checked out your blog and it looks great! I’m curious what brought you to MSrelief~

  2. The results of the “encode” project are now being published around the world as a veritable encyclopedia for researchers to use.

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