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

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

Drawing cis-interactions in Ensembl

Drawing cis-interactions in Ensembl

As we announced in our e80 release post, we rolled out a prototype display for cis-regulatory interactions, essentially arches connecting any two elements on the same chromosome. This was mainly designed to display your eQTL or Hi-C with little effort, based on the WashU Continue reading Drawing cis-interactions in Ensembl

The Ensembl Regulatory Build – the Track Hub

The brand new Ensembl Regulatory Build on the new GRCh38 human assembly has been released in Ensembl 76. This involved a complete redesign of the build process with a new statistically rigorous logic, a streamlining all the backend processes and a remapping and Continue reading The Ensembl Regulatory Build – the Track Hub

Computing Ensembl’s New Regulatory Annotation

Computing Ensembl's New Regulatory Annotation

We described in a previous post Ensembl’s new regulatory annotation of the genome. Now, we will go in greater detail into how we computed it. We started by running ChromHMM over 17 cell types, using publicly available ENCODE and Roadmap Continue reading Computing Ensembl’s New Regulatory Annotation

The New Ensembl Regulatory Annotation

The New Ensembl Regulatory Annotation

GWAS after GWAS return statistically significant hits that are hard to interpret because they fall outside of coding regions, and this begs for more functional annotation of regulatory regions. We at Ensembl have been providing such an annotation for a Continue reading The New Ensembl Regulatory Annotation