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encode

(ĕn-kōd′)
v. en·coded, en·coding, en·codes
v.tr.
1. To convert (a message or other information) into code.
2. To format (electronic data) according to a standard format.
3. Genetics To specify the genetic code for (a protein, for example).
v.intr.
1. To convert information into code.
2. To format electronic data according to a standard format.
3. Genetics To specify the genetic code for a protein.

en·cod′er n.
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encode

To place a molecular “message” in a structural gene (DNA), which can be transcribed into mRNA and translated into a mature protein.
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The latest research results are from the mouse ENCODE project, which is part of the ENCODE, or ENCyclopedia Of DNA Elements, program supported by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health.
Finally, although the results of the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) project clearly illustrate that DNA sequences outside of genes are not "junk," determining the clinical significance of the mutations identified in these regions can be problematic.
"The questions we can now ask are more sophisticated and will yield better answers than the ones we were asking nine years ago," says Eric Green, director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, which coordinated and funded the mammoth Encyclopedia of DNA Elements, or ENCODE, project.

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