For our latest release (e87) we’ve produced annotations from some new embryonic zebrafish RNA-seq data using the Ensembl genebuild RNA-seq pipeline. The collection of new data we’re providing consists of gene sets and alignments for 18 separate embryonic developmental stages, from the single Continue reading New zebrafish developmental RNA-seq data in Ensembl
The Ensembl Pre! site has been updated for four species: zebrafish (Danio rerio), rat (Rattus norvegicus), sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) and fugu (Takifugu rubripes). Sperm whale is a new species to Ensembl. Our main site already displays earlier assemblies for fugu, zebrafish Continue reading New Ensembl Pre! sites
We’re now only a couple of weeks away from releasing our full annotation of the new human genome assembly (GRCh38). Before we make it publicly available we’d like to update you on our progress and to share a few key pieces Continue reading The new human annotation is almost here!
The Amazon molly (Poecilia formosa) is now available on Ensembl Pre! This particular species is especially interesting to scientific research due to its origins, its method of reproduction and the manner in which it interacts with other closely related fish. The Continue reading Sexual parasitism in the Amazon molly
In-depth knowledge of the human genome is fundamental in an array of scientific fields, such as forensics, research, anthropology and medicine. Since the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 thousands of human genomes have been sequenced, sequencing technology Continue reading A GeneBuilder’s Perspective on the New Human Genome Assembly
New Pre! sites have been released for four species: the Mexican blind cave fish (Astyanax mexicanus), southern white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum simum), prairie vole (Microtus ochrogaster) and armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus). The prairie vole assembly, MicOch1.0 (GCA_000317375.1), was made available by The Broad Institute in Continue reading New Pre! sites for blind cave fish, armadillo, prairie vole and white rhino
The zebrafish (Danio rerio) is pretty much the ideal model for understanding vertebrate development as it combines some of the best attributes from several other model organisms. More importantly, there is extensive similarity between the zebrafish and human genomes. Thus, Continue reading Rebuilding the zebrafish gene set