We’re already gearing up for Ensembl 89, scheduled for May 2017. It’s a slimline release this time, with just a handful of highlights: Updated assemblies, gene sets and annotations Human: updated cDNA alignments Mouse: updated cDNA alignments and update to Ensembl-Havana GENCODE Continue reading What’s coming in Ensembl release 89
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
Due to essential maintenance, the Ensembl helpdesk email will be shut down for approximately 48 hours, beginning at 9 am (GMT) on 25th November. Any emails sent during this time will be held in a queue, and we will respond to Continue reading Ensembl helpdesk maintenance
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 New in e86: Mouse strain genomes In Ensembl 86, you will now be able to view the annotated genome assemblies, variation data and comparative analyses of 16 different mouse strains, produced by the Mouse Genomes Project. While the GRCm38 assembly (produced Continue reading Ensembl 86 has been released!
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
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
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
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
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!