Due to scheduled maintenance work, a number of Ensembl services will be temporarily unavailable on Monday 13th March 2023 between 09:30 (GMT) and 14:00 (GMT).Continue reading
Getting to know us: Louisse from Ensembl Outreach
We are back with our Getting to know us blog series! This month, we talked to Louisse from the Outreach team. Find out how she ended up here, what her everyday workday looks like and what she does outside of work.Continue reading
New interactions display on Ensembl gene pages
In Ensembl release 109, we introduce a new display that integrates experimentally verified interactions between genes, proteins, mRNA or other small molecules onto our gene pages. This adds an additional layer of data that enables deeper analysis into the ways species interact in a variety of contexts. So far, we have imported curated interactions from PHI-base, HPIDB, and PlasticDB for which we could find exact protein matches in Ensembl.Continue reading
Ensembl 109 has been released!
We are pleased to announce the release of Ensembl 109, and the corresponding release of Ensembl Genomes 56. The release brings updates to donkey and horse assembly and lots of new Plants and Metazoa genomes. We have updated PolyPhen-2 and SIFT scores on VEP and Ensembl browser. And we have a shiny new resource that shows molecular interactions involving genes in Ensembl; ranging from pathogen-host interactions to symbiotic relationships across microbes and other Ensembl species.
New and exciting genome assemblies and annotations for many new species are being continuously added to the Ensembl Rapid Release genome browser.Continue reading
Free Ensembl Browser and REST API virtual workshops in March
Virtual series covering the genome browser and the REST API. Both workshops will be held between Tuesday – Thursday, with the Browser on 7th – 9th March and the REST API on 14th – 16th March 2023 (9am-12pm GMT). Read on for more information and registration instructions.Continue reading
Coming back into the office at Ensembl
Firstly, a very happy new year from us at Ensembl. We spent last year adapting to the new and exciting challenges with the reopening of the Wellcome Genome campus. Like other research institutes around the world, EMBL EBI has risen to the occasion, acting swiftly to safeguard staff and students and embracing the new ways of hybrid working in creative and bold ways.Continue reading
PolyPhen-2 and SIFT scores are changing in release 109
We are updating SIFT and PolyPhen-2 predictions of missense variant deleteriousness in the Ensembl browser and Ensembl VEP with the new release 109. We have recalculated all scores using newer software versions, updating PolyPhen-2 from 2.2.2 to 2.2.3 and SIFT from version 5.2.2 to 6.2.1. When we update software and reference data versions, we expect to see changes in some predictions. This is a guide as to what you can expect.Continue reading
Retirement of Ensembl US West AWS mirror
The Ensembl mirror for US West will be retired at the end of January 2023, at the time of Ensembl release 109.Continue reading
What’s coming in Ensembl release 109 / Ensembl Genomes 56?
Ensembl 109 and Ensembl Genomes 56 are expected in February 2023. Check out what we’re up to, although we can’t guarantee everything listed here will make it into the final release.Continue reading
The first invertebrate-themed Ensembl Rapid Release is out!
We are pleased to announce that Ensembl Rapid Release 40 with 94 new genomes is now live! With Rapid Release 40, we also introduce the first of many invertebrate-themed Ensembl Rapid Releases. The inaugural theme has an emphasis on scientific advancements in global food security. We have added 21 agriculturally significant insect species, which include organisms viewed as priorities in the pursuit of boosting fundamental biological understanding and insights into biological control mechanisms, both indispensable to increase global food production and availability.Continue reading