Downtime of Ensembl search

We are experiencing issues with the Ensembl search system due to unforeseen errors. The search function is currently unavailable and this may affect other functions such as the loading of variants on genomic sequences. To search for entries in Ensembl, you can do one of the following:

  1. Use the EMBL-EBI website: go to and enter your search terms into the text box. E.g. if you want to search for human BRCA2 in Ensembl, enter Ensembl human BRCA2 into the search text box.
  2. Use Google: to search for entries in Ensembl via Google, go to and enter site: [search terms]. E.g. if you want to search for human BRCA2, enter site: human BRCA2 into Google.

We are working to fix this issue as quickly as possible, although a timeline is still unclear for the work to be completed. Services will be resumed as soon as the issue has been resolved. If you have any questions, please contact us on the Ensembl Helpdesk.