Transforming file formats has always been a troublesome issue in bioinformatics because of the numerous standards and slight eccentricities in formatting required by some software packages. How many times have you needed to transform chromosome names between 1,2,3 and chr1, Continue reading File Chameleon, easily transform Ensembl FTP files
We think the Ensembl workshops that we offer are a brilliant way to familiarise yourself, and other people in your research institute, with Ensembl data and tools. Don’t take our word for it, over 99% of the people who attended our Continue reading So you want to run an Ensembl workshop
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
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 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!
Please note that eg34 is a maintenance release, consisting of fixes to data and software issues. No significant updates have been included. You can view the release notes here.
What’s New in e87: Updated assemblies, gene sets and annotations In Ensembl 87, there are a number of updates to the assemblies and gene sets for several species: Human: updated cDNA alignments and RefSeq import Mouse: updated gene set and assembly, see Continue reading Ensembl 87 has been released!
Due to essential maintenance, the Ensembl helpdesk email will be shut down for approximately 48 hours, beginning at 9 am (GMT) on 25th November. Any emails sent during this time will be held in a queue, and we will respond to Continue reading Ensembl helpdesk maintenance
What’s new? Ensembl Plants takes centre stage in the release of Ensembl Genomes 33, with a variety of new data available for a number of different species: Incorporation of the Araport 11 gene model annotation for Arabidopsis thaliana Addition of mitochondrial and Continue reading Ensembl genomes 33 is out!
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