What’s coming in Ensembl release 85

Ensembl 85 is scheduled for July 2016, highlights include:

Updated gene sets and annotations

  • Human: updated to GENCODE release 25, new CCDS import
  • Mouse: updated to GENCODE release M10,
  • Rat: updated Ensembl/HAVANA gene set
  • Vega 65 annotation added for human, mouse and rat
  • C. elegans gene set and other annotations updated from WormBase release WS250
  • Zebrafish: new development and tissue-specific RNA-seq tracks
  • Armadillo/Dog/Ferret: new lincRNA models

Variation data imports and updates

  • dbSNP updates for human (v147) and mouse (v146)
  • COSMIC v77 data update
  • New and updated structural variant studies from DGVa for human and dog
  • Updated phenotype data for several species, including; human, mouse, rat, zebrafish and cat

Regulation data

  • 23 new human epigenomes from the Roadmap Epigenomics Project
  • ENCODE and BLUEPRINT data reprocessed with improved peak-calling pipeline

New web features

  • Track highlighting for newly displayed tracks and on hover-over
  • Summary information from SNPedia is included on Variation Summary pages
  • Wasabi will replace Jalview for gene trees and multiple sequence alignment visualisation
  • Web code for session records will be migrated to use Rose ORM

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.