The Variant Effect Predictor (VEP) is one of Ensembl’s most popular tools. It has grown in 6 years from a simple perl script with just a couple of hundred lines of code to become a multi-limbed beast with thousands of Continue reading Unwrap the new VEP for Christmas!
Ensembl Variation recently incorporated the latest versions of the dbSNP and 1000 Genomes datasets. While we are able to import all of the variant loci from phase 3 of the 1000 Genomes project, the vast amount of genotype data (2500 Continue reading 1000 Genomes phase 3 frequencies, genotypes and LD data
Boom! Due to a somewhat catastrophic hardware failure during our production cycle for Ensembl release 79, we have only been able to release human dbSNP 142 incorporating 1000 Genomes phase 3 data on our GRCh37-based services (Web: grch37.ensembl.org, REST API: grch37.rest.ensembl.org, Continue reading dbSNP 142 and 1000 Genomes Phase 3
It has been quite a while since we’ve blogged about the VEP (Variant Effect Predictor), and in that time we’ve added a whole load of new features, particularly to the downloadable script version. Structural variants The VEP now supports finding Continue reading What’s new for the VEP
Variant Call Format (VCF) has become the standard portable data format for variation data. Ensembl provides various tools for handling VCF files, such as the ability to upload and view VCF data on the genome browser, and the Variant Effect Continue reading Importing VCF files
The Variant Effect Predictor (VEP) software can predict the consequence of genomic variants using the genomic annotations provided by Ensembl. In release 63 of Ensembl we have added new features to both the script and web versions of the VEP. Continue reading New features in the Variant Effect Predictor