What’s coming in Ensembl release 86

Ensembl 86 is scheduled for September 2016, highlights include: New mouse strains Annotated genome assemblies, variation data and comparative analyses of 16 different mouse strains will be included in Ensembl 86. Updated assemblies, gene sets and annotations Human: updated cDNA alignments and Continue reading What’s coming in Ensembl release 86

Find predicted CRISPR sites using Ensembl

Find predicted CRISPR sites using Ensembl

The CRISPR/Cas9 system has revolutionised scientific research over the last few years, offering an efficient method of genome editing. CRISPR/Cas9 utilises the cellular machinery used by bacteria to recognise and edit the DNA of invading viruses. It is formed of two key components: Continue reading Find predicted CRISPR sites using Ensembl

Finding HapMap Variation Data in Ensembl

Finding HapMap Variation Data in Ensembl

Continued HapMap variation data access through Ensembl NCBI have recently released plans to immediately retire their HapMap interface, however, data from the HapMap Project will continue to be freely accessible through Ensembl. There is lots of help and documentation as well as video tutorials to help Continue reading Finding HapMap Variation Data in Ensembl

DNA day and Malaria day: a story of scientific endeavour

DNA day and Malaria day: a story of scientific endeavour

A mysteriously common debilitating genetic disorder. A deadly tropical disease. One of my favourite stories in the history of genetics weaves together these two elements – it’s a good one and it always deserves a re-telling – that of malaria and sickle cell Continue reading DNA day and Malaria day: a story of scientific endeavour