StarORF facilitates the identification of the protein(s) encoded within a DNA sequence. Using StarORF, the DNA sequence is first transcribed into RNA and then translated into all the potential ORFs (Open Reading Frame) encoded within each of the six translation frames (3 in the forward direction and 3 in the reverse direction).
The Nature ENCODE app for the iPad brings together the results of the ENCODE project, presented in 30 papers published simultaneously in Nature, Genome Research and Genome Biology. ENCODE, the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements, is a project funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute to identify all regions of transcription, transcription factor association, chromatin structure and histone modification in the human genome sequence. Thanks to the identification of these functional elements, 80% of the human genome now has at least one biochemical function associated with it. This expansive resource of functional annotations is already providing new insights into the organization and regulation of our genes and genome.