What’s coming in Ensembl release 81

Ensembl 81 is scheduled for July 2015. Highlights include:

Updated gene sets and annotations

  • Human: updated to GENCODE 23 including manually annotated HAVANA annotation, with the new assembly patches (GRCh38.p3)
  • Mouse: updated to GENCODE M6 including HAVANA annotation with the new assembly patched (GRCm38.p4)
  • Sheep: updated gene set including lincRNA genes

Other highlights and data sets

  • Phenotype data updated for several species, including human, mouse, sheep and chicken
  • New mouse regulatory build
  • Genomic alignements of mouse BAC and FOSMID clones
  • Annotations in GFF3 format for all species

For more details on the declared intentions, please visit our Ensembl admin site. Please note that these are intentions and are not guaranteed to make it into the release.