UPDATE: Postponed until further notice We are postponing this maintenance until the beginning of November for technical reasons. Specific dates will be released as they are finalised. Due to essential maintenance, the Ensembl helpdesk email will be shut down Continue reading Ensembl helpdesk maintenance
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
Ensembl 84 is scheduled for March 2016 and includes: Updated gene sets and annotations Human: Incorporation of Blueprint epigenome data and methylation data Mouse: update to GENCODE M9 annotation Zebrafish: updated gene set, including manually annotated HAVANA annotation and RNAseq data update Continue reading What’s coming in Ensembl release 84
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
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
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
Are you looking for whole genomes, protein sequences, alignments or other genome-wide data from Ensembl? Look no further; our FTP site is the place for you: Download our data from the current release only (i.e. Ensembl 78) Download our data from current and previous Continue reading The Ensembl FTP site, a one-stop shop
Interested in joining our dynamic team near Cambridge, UK, and working at the forefront of genomics? The following positions are open. Find them all on the EBI jobs site. We are looking for a total of three talented computational biologists, Continue reading Ensembl is Hiring!
In our latest release of Ensembl, we launched a brand new web interface for the VEP (Variant Effect Predictor). As “it says on the tin”, the VEP predicts the effect of variants (i.e. SNPs, indels and CNVs) on genes and regulatory Continue reading The revamped VEP
Do you have an Ensembl account? If not, why not? Maybe you think you have to pay for it. Maybe you think you’ll be joining up to a mailing list that will spam you relentlessly. Maybe you didn’t know we Continue reading Ensembl Accounts: they’re free… are they for me?