This track depicts target regions for the
The long-term goal of this project is to identify all functional elements
in the human genome sequence to facilitate a better understanding of human
biology and disease.
During the pilot phase, 44 regions comprising 30 Mb — approximately
1% of the human genome — have been selected for intensive study to identify,
locate and analyze functional elements within the regions. These targets are
being studied by a diverse public research consortium to test and evaluate the
efficacy of various methods, technologies, and strategies for locating
genomic features. The outcome of this initial phase will form the basis for a
larger-scale effort to analyze the entire human genome.
See the NHGRI target
selection process web page for a description of how the target
regions were selected.
To open a UCSC Genome Browser with a menu for selecting ENCODE regions on the
human genome, use ENCODE Regions in the UCSC Browser. The UCSC resources
provided for the ENCODE project are described on the
UCSC ENCODE Portal.
Thanks to the NHGRI ENCODE project for providing this initial set of data.