ENCODE Pilot Track Settings
Regions Used for ENCODE Pilot Project (1%)   (All Mapping and Sequencing tracks)

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Source data version: ENCODE June 2005 Freeze
Data coordinates converted via liftOver from: July 2003 (NCBI34/hg16)
Data last updated at UCSC: 2012-03-22


This track depicts target regions for the NHGRI ENCODE project. 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.