Seasons Greetings and Upcoming Features

Happy holidays from Ensembl! Here in Hinxton, we are planning new developments for the new year (what else would we do with all this snow!) Some of the highlights planned for early next year include:

  • The first gene set for turkey in Ensembl, and inclusion of turkey into pairwise (between two species) whole-genome alignments and multiple species alignments (including a new 3-way avian alignment).
  • Inclusion (merge) of manual curation of the zebra-fish genome by the HAVANA group into the Ensembl gene set.
  • Update to dbSNP 132 for variations in the human genome.
  • Sea Urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus) and Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) genomes in the Ensembl Metazoa site. See other upcoming species to Ensembl genomes here.

Don’t forget, an overview of upcoming annotation to Ensembl is on our roadmap.

For those of you going on holiday soon, enjoy! We look forward to supporting all your cutting-edge scientific endeavors in 2011.

The Ensembl Team