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
As part of Ensembl 85, we are excited to introduce expression quantitative trait loci (eQTL) data, through our partnership with the Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) project. The GTEx project has the goal of identifying the influence of genetics on tissue-specific gene Continue reading GTEx eQTL data now in Ensembl!
What’s new? Ensembl Plants now has an archive site, where we will keep selected previous releases of Ensembl Plants publicly available. The first release available on the archive site is release 31, and includes the previous assemblies for wheat and maize. Continue reading Ensembl Genomes 32 is out!
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
What’s New in e85: 30 new human epigenomes from the Roadmap Epigenomics Project Human and mouse: Updated GENCODE set; including manually annotated HAVANA annotation, and all CCDS genes Imported symbol names from the Vertebrate Gene Nomenclature Committee (VGNC) for Chimpanzee Improved Continue reading Ensembl 85 has been released!
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
Please note that the archive websites for Ensembl releases 71 (April 2013) and 72 (June 2013) will be retired in July when version 85 is released. This is in accordance with our rolling retirement policy, whereby archives more than three years old are Continue reading Retirement of Ensembl archives 71 and 72
Ensembl 85 is scheduled for July 2016, highlights include: Updated gene sets and annotations Human: updated to GENCODE release 25, new CCDS import Mouse: updated to GENCODE release M10, Rat: updated Ensembl/HAVANA gene set Vega 65 annotation added for human, mouse Continue reading What’s coming in Ensembl release 85
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