It turns out that there are more and more surprises coming out of studying the human genome. I guess that fact that we don't have that many more genes than a round worm or a fly should have been a harbinger of the discoveries to come.
It turns out that many of our ideas about gene transcription and regulation, chromatin and replication, and evolutionary constraint may have to be revised. Work recently published by the ENCODE Consortium, which is made up of some 35 groups in 80 organizations, is rocking the Central Dogma of Biology with their findings.
Read more about this in a report in The GenomeWeb Daily News today.