Tim Minchin explains ENCODE? Really?

This is definitely the first time I’ve seen this in a genome project.

Via Martin Robbins:  The Story of You: Encode and the human genome

More details about this now on Tim’s blog:  Genomes And Tim Combined!

Edit: while the dichotomous responses continue to flow in…

On the left: Blinded by Big Science: The lesson I learned from ENCODE is that projects like ENCODE are not a good idea 

On the right: New Genomics Breakthrough Shows Need for Government-Funded Research

EDIT 2: Wow, the full court press of public outreach continues, now on Reddit.

Reddit thread: http://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/znlk6/askscience_special_ama_we_are_the_encyclopedia_of/