Regulation FTP resources restructured in Ensembl 87

The Ensembl regulation resources FTP site saw a facelift in release 87. The directory structures have been modified to make it easier to find files- the file names have become more descriptive and we now also provide our data in a greater variety of Continue reading Regulation FTP resources restructured in Ensembl 87

Ensembl genomes 33 is out!

What’s new? Ensembl Plants takes centre stage in the release of Ensembl Genomes 33, with a variety of new data available for a number of different species: Incorporation of the Araport 11 gene model annotation for Arabidopsis thaliana Addition of mitochondrial and Continue reading Ensembl genomes 33 is out!

What’s coming in Ensembl release 86

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

Find predicted CRISPR sites using Ensembl

Find predicted CRISPR sites using Ensembl

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

Finding HapMap Variation Data in Ensembl

Finding HapMap Variation Data in Ensembl

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

DNA day and Malaria day: a story of scientific endeavour

DNA day and Malaria day: a story of scientific endeavour

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

Ensembl Genomes 31 has been released!

Ensembl Genomes 31 has been released!

What’s new in Ensembl Genomes 31? There are legs and tentacles everywhere in this release of Ensembl Metazoa, as ten new species scuttle, swim and slither into our databases. From the Antarctic midge to the California two-spot octopus, the new species illustrate the diversity of Continue reading Ensembl Genomes 31 has been released!

Ensembl 84 has been released!

Ensembl 84 has been released!

What’s new in e84: Human: Incorporation of BLUEPRINT Epigenome data and methylation data Pairwise Linkage Disequilibrium (LD) calculation on LD variant page Track hub registry interface Transcript haplotype view Incorporation of BLUEPRINT Epigenome data BLUEPRINT is a large scale research Continue reading Ensembl 84 has been released!