This month we’re meeting Carla from our comparative genomics team (which we call compara).
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This month we’re meeting Bronwen Aken who heads up our Vertebrate Annotation team.
Ensembl 90 is scheduled for August 2017 and it’s set to be our biggest release ever in terms of new genome annotation. Here’s what you can look forward to:
New assemblies, gene sets and annotations
- Annotation of 15 rodent genomes, including three updates to old genomes:
- Brazilian guinea pig
- Chinese hamster
- Damara mole rat
- Golden Hamster
- Guinea Pig (update)
- Kangaroo rat (update)
- Lesser Egyptian jerboa
- Long-tailed chinchilla
- Naked mole-rat – we have two different assemblies for naked mole-rat so you can keep working with your preferred genome
- Northern American deer mouse
- Prairie vole
- Squirrel (update)
- Upper Galilee mountains blind mole rat
- Bringing in annotation of the well-used rodent cell-line, Chinese Hamster Ovary, and two mouse species, Ryukyu mouse and Shrew mouse.
- Annotation on the latest Pig genome assembly, Sscrofa11.1
- Updating the Human gene set to GENCODE 27.
- Updating the Mouse gene set to GENCODE M15.
- Adding transcript models from RNA-seq to the gene database and pri-miRNAs to the otherfeatures database in Zebrafish.
Other updates and highlights
- Updating our human variation database with:
- COSMIC 81 somatic variants
- HGMD 2016.4
- dbSNP 150
- DGVa structural variants
- TopMed in GRCh37
- Phenotypes from NHGRI-EBI GWAS, OMIM, ClinVar, UniProt, Cosmic Gene Census, DDG2P, MIM Morbid and Orphanet
- In other species we also have variation updates as follows:
- DGVa in Cow, Dog and Mouse
- Phenotype updates from relevant databases in Cat, Chicken, Chimpanzee, Cow, Dog, Horse, Macaque, Mouse, Pig, Rat, Sheep, Turkey and Zebrafish
- Updating our microarray probe mappings in:
- Caenorhabditis elegans
- Mouse 129S1/SvImJ
- Mouse A/J
- Mouse AKR/J
- Mouse BALB/cJ
- Mouse C3H/HeJ
- Mouse C57BL/6NJ
- Mouse CAST/EiJ
- Mouse CBA/J
- Mouse DBA/2J
- Mouse FVB/NJ
- Mouse LP/J
- Mouse NOD/ShiLtJ
- Mouse NZO/HlLtJ
- Mouse PWK/PhJ
- Mouse SPRET/EiJ
- Mouse WSB/EiJ
- Saccharomyces cerevisiae
For more details on the declared intentions, please visit our Ensembl admin site. Please note that these are intentions and are not guaranteed to make it into the release.