GFF3 and Sequence Ontology terms

GFF3 and Sequence Ontology terms

Since release 81, Ensembl has provided the gene annotations in GFF3 files alongside the already existing GTF ones. While GTF uses its own controlled vocabulary to classify features, GFF3 takes advantage of sequence ontology. In the initial release, we attempted Continue reading GFF3 and Sequence Ontology terms

What’s coming in Ensembl release 90

Ensembl 90 is scheduled for July 2017 and it’s set to be our biggest release ever in terms of new genome annotation. Here’s what you can look forward to: New assemblies, gene sets and annotations Annotation of 15 rodent genomes, including three updates Continue reading What’s coming in Ensembl release 90

What’s coming in Ensembl release 89

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

What’s coming in Ensembl release 86

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

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