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tellectual discussions and quality of data analysis. The modENCODE grant recipients, the focus of their research and their approximate funding levels are:

SUSAN CELNIKER, PH.D., LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT BERKELEY -- "D. melanogaster". "Comprehensive Characterization of the Drosophila Transcriptome" -- First-year funds, $3.6 million; total funds, $14.5 million.

STEVEN HENIKOFF, PH.D., FRED HUTCHINSON CANCER RESEARCH CENTER, SEATTLE -- "C. elegans and D. melanogaster". "Genome-Wide Profiling of Histone Variants in Drosophila and Caenorhabditis" -- First-year funds, $429,000; total funds, $1.7 million.

GARY KARPEN, PH.D., LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT BERKELEY. -- "D. melanogaster". "Genome-Wide Mapping of Chromosomal Proteins in Drosophila" -- First -year funds, $1.8 million; total funds, $7.2 million.

ERIC LAI, PH.D., MEMORIAL SLOAN-KETTERING CANCER CENTER, SLOAN-KETTERING INSTITUTE, NEW YORK. -- "D. melanogaster". "Annotation of the Small RNA/microRNA Component in the Drosophila Genome" -- First-year funds, $470,000; total funds, $1.9 million.

JASON LIEB, PH.D., THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL. -- "C. elegans". "Identification of DNA Elements Governing Chromatin Function in C. elegans" -- First-year funds, $1.8 million; total funds, $7.3 million.

DAVID MACALPINE, PH.D., DUKE UNIVERSITY, DURHAM, N.C. -- "D. melanogaster". "The Systematic Identification and Analysis of Replication Origins in Drosophila" -- First-year funds, $469,000; total funds, $1.9 million.

FABIO PIANO, PH.D., NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, NEW YORK. -- "C. elegans". "Encyclopedia of "C. elegans" 3'UTRs and Their Regulatory Elements" -- First-year funds, $397,000; total funds, $1.6 million.

MICHAEL SNYDER, PH.D., YALE UNIVERSITY, NEW HAVEN, CONN. - "C. elegans". "Global Identification of Transcription Fact
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Contact: Geoff Spencer
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