Ensembl 73 has been released!

What’s new in e!73?

  • Updated human GENCODE gene set including manual annotation from Havana.
  • New assembly patches (GRCh37.p12) have been added and annotated.
  • Import of human PhenCode data.
  • HGMD-PUBLIC data from release 2013.2 with regulatory data for human.
  • Update of human NHLBI GO Exome Sequencing Project (ESP) to EVS-v.0.0.20.
  • Mouse phenotype data from EuroPhenome, International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium and WTSI Mouse Genetics Project.
  • Updated zebrafish gene set including manual annotation from Havana.
  • Updated rabbit gene set models built from RNAseq data. Tissue-specific gene models with indexed BAM files are also provided.
  • COSMIC version 65 and update of COSMIC structural variants.
  • Phenotype data associated with the dbSNP variants from dbGaP.
  • dbSNP Build 138 data for chicken, pig, rat, zebrafish.

New search engine (Solr)

We will be using the Solr search engine, which builds on our existing Lucene search with the following features:

  • Faceted searching – restrict an existing search by species or category
  • Google-style search listings
  • Suggestions of similar terms (in case you mistyped a word)
  • Autocomplete for “real words” (e.g. enzyme names)
  • Preview of top result
  • Downloadable results when in table layout
  • Links to the term in other species if present

Solr search results for human BRCA2 gene

New species

We are happy to announce annotation for two new species in this release.

Photo: Garth Peacock

The flycatcher (Ficedulla albicollis), FicAlb_1.4 (GCA_000247815.1), is the first assembly of the collared flycatcher genome provided by Uppsala University. Flycatcher is a model for understanding species differentiation. We have generated BAM files and RNAseq-based gene models for nine different tissues including embryonic tissue.

pic_Anas_platyrhynchosThe duck (Anas platyrhynchos) genome, BGI_duck_1.0 (GCA_000355885.1) is a high coverage assembly, produced by the BGI and the duck genome consortium. Duck genome contributes to understanding of avian flu and provides insights into mechanisms by which the host and influenza viruses interact.

A complete list of the changes can be found on the Ensembl website.