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encode

[en′kōd]
(communications)
To express given information by means of a code.
(computer science)
To prepare a routine in machine language for a specific computer.

encode

(algorithm, hardware)
To convert data or some physical quantity into a given format. E.g. uuencode.

See also encoder.

encode

(cryptography)
To encrypt, to perform encryption.

encode

(1) To assign a code to represent data, such as a parts code. Contrast with decode. See encoding system.

(2) To convert from one format or signal to another. See codec and D/A converter.

(3) The term is sometimes erroneously used for "encrypt." However, encoded data are not secretly scrambled and can be decoded easily. See cryptography.
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CUTLINE: Zhiping Weng and Job Dekker, professors at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, were part of the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements project.
Affymetrix is one of 16 multinational research centers receiving a total of $80 million to develop the expanded Encyclopedia of DNA elements, or ENCODE.
In September, Agilent introduced $500-$700 ChIP-on-chip microarrays and currently offers ChIP-on-chip custom arrays, yeast whole genome arrays, an ENCODE array (containing 80,000 probes corresponding to findings by the National Human Genome Research Institute's Encyclopedia of DNA Elements research consortium) and Human Promoter Microarray Sets, featuring probes covering around 17,000 human transcripts.

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