The next release (50) will happen in just under a week’s time. This will retain the old (classic) look, with the Ensembl interface you are all used to! The new interface will be released in August as a publicly accessible beta testing site alongside our usual Ensembl, in order to make sure everything is running smoothly before we switch over completely. This will give us time to collect feedback from you about the new interface, before we completely switch over to the new interface in release 51 (due in September).
What can you expect in release 50?
A new gene set for human, where UTRs (UnTranslated Regions) are based on ditags. An improved merge between the new human Ensembl gene set and the latest manually annotated gene set from Havana will be available. Also, new gene sets for tetraodon (genes from the Ensembl pipeline along with other genes from the genoscope set), C. elegans (WS190), and projection of the new human set against pika and cat.
Cow has a new assembly and geneset! The Ensembl automated pipeline was run on Btau 4.0 for this release.
New variation sets will be available for orangutan, tetraodon, cow and human.
We will keep you posted about the new interface, beta testing surveys, and upcoming organisms and annotation in release 51.
Thanks to all our users.