encode encode  /ɛn ˈkoʊd/

Definition(s):

  • (v) convert information into code

Usage(s):

  1. Neural activity triggers a biochemical cascade that reaches all the way to the nucleus of cells and the coils of DNA that encode specific genes.
  2. Zink's trick is to encode paper with billions of dye crystals.
  3. They recognize what's of real value, and they encode it, and it forms an architecture of memory.

News

  • Supreme Court Voids Human Gene Patents

    Reversing decades of federal patent awards, the justices ruled that human genes and the information they encode are not patent-eligible.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Law.com

Quotes

  1. Stefansson said: "What is clear is that these variants -- which are all near genes that encode nicotine metabolising enzymes and receptors -- are giving us a solid starting point for finding answers to advance personal and public health."
    on Apr 27, 2010 By: Kari Stefansson Source: Times of India

  2. "Based on ENCODE's early success, we are moving forward with a full-scale initiative to build a parts list of biologically functional elements in the human genome," said NHGRI Director Francis S. Collins, MD, Ph.D. "The ENCODE pilot, which...
    on Oct 9, 2007 By: Francis Collins Source: EurekAlert (press release)

  3. "Our research could enable websites to tailor advertising or products to your mood," Professor Robinson said. "For example, a webcam linked with our software could process your image, encode the correct emotional state and transmit...
    on Jun 25, 2006 By: Peter Robinson Source: ABC Online

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