Ensembl released version 47. News highlights: New gene sets for mouse, human and C. elegans. A new mouse assembly (m37) is available with a new Ensembl gene set, also a new human gene set has been determined for assembly NCBI 36. WormBase 180 has been imported into the browser for C. elegans. A word of warning: the FTP site has been rearranged, so please check the site for the updated format. Click here for more release news.

New! An updated pig assembly and a new orangutan assembly in our Pre! site.


Upcoming workshops in November include:

Developers workshop at (CSHL, US) 30 Oct to 1 Nov
Browser workshop (UCL/Birkbeck College, UK) 5 Nov
Browser workshop (CSHL, US) 11, 12 Nov
Browser workshop (Erasmus MC, Rotterdam) 15,16 Nov

Browser workshop and EBI overview (UNAM, Mexico) 19-21 Nov
EBI Roadshow (Barcelona) 26-27 Nov

Have you seen our animated tutorials? Learn how to use BioMart to convert IDs here.


This new release hosts an updated zebrafish assembly (Zv7) along with newly determined gene sets for zebrafish, platypus and chimpanzee.

SequenceAlignView is a new page allowing sequences to be compared across strains (mouse and rat)/individuals (humans). Variations can be displayed in this view. See the sitemap to find the page.

Finally, three new videos are available in the help. See the video tutorials here:
http://www.ensembl.org/common/Workshops_Online

More news is available on our website. Come find out what’s new!

Giulietta (Ensembl)

The latest update of the Ensembl Genome Brower and associated databases occurred 13 June, 2007 (release 45). This release was coordinated with the publication of the ENCODE project in the journal Nature. The first stage of this project focused on an in-depth view of 1% of the genome, contributing to a set of regulatory features that has now been incorporated into Ensembl, accessible in ContigView.

BioMart 0.6 has just been released, including an improved layout and response times for result viewing. In addition, the query can be exported in Perl API format
via the new ‘Perl’ button.

Those are the major updates at this time.