As Ensembl continues to rapidly grow in terms of the number of supported species, we continually assess our provided resources effectively match the scientific needs of the researchers using them.
In order to maintain our BioMart service at its current performance level, we will be making changes to data availability in BioMart starting with the upcoming e99 release.
Following our consultation on simplifying our GRCh37 services, we have decided to remove all support for non-human data from our dedicated GRCh37 database from release 100 onwards in early 2020. This will impact the website at grch37.ensembl.org, the REST server at rest.grch37.ensembl.org and the database at ensembldb.ensembl.org:3337. Non-human data will still be supported on the e75.ensembl.org archive.
In response to feedback during consultation, access to the full data currently provided by the existing GRCh37 REST services will also be made available for at least a year.
Please see our longer post for more details.
Google Season of Docs (GSoD) provides a framework for technical writers and open source projects to work together remotely towards the common goal of improving an open source project’s documentation. This exciting new programme ran for the first time from September to November 2019!Continue reading
On the 13th of November between 10:30-11:30 am (GMT) the following Ensembl services will have reduced functionality.
- Ensembl mirrors
By default VEP will tell you the consequences for every transcript affected by a variant. You may wish to prioritise your analysis to only the most important or well supported transcripts for each gene, and VEP provides information to help you do that.
We’re looking for a web development manager to lead our back-end web-team, developing web infrastructure and APIs. We’re looking for MScs or PhDs in biology, bioinformatics, software engineering with experience working with IT infrastructure, containers, data management and Linux. Closes 29th November.
Ensembl 99 (and Ensembl Genomes 46) are due out in December and we plan to include a bumper set of new and updated species. As with all releases, we cannot guarantee that anything listed here will make it into the final release.