As of Ensembl 110 / Ensembl Genomes 57, gene trees within Ensembl Metazoa have been expanded to cover 275 species by dividing them into 3 taxonomic clade sets: Metazoa, Protostomia, and Insecta. In addition, the release and update frequency of metazoan gene trees will change, with Metazoa and Protostomia being updated in every even-numbered release and Insecta being updated in every odd-numbered release. Read on to find out more about this update.

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We are pleased to announce the release of Ensembl 110, and the corresponding release of Ensembl Genomes 57. This release brings exciting updates, such as the addition of regulation data to five animal genomes studied extensively in agriculture, the re-annotation of genomes in Ensembl Bacteria, and changes to REST API endpoints in our comparative genomics data. We have updated genomes across the different Ensembl sites, the addition of 15 rice varieties and invertebrate metazoan genome assemblies.

Can’t find a species you are looking for? Don’t forget that new genome assemblies and annotations are continuously added to Ensembl Rapid Release!

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Sign up for our virtual series covering the Ensembl genome browser and accessing Ensembl data via its REST API. Both workshops will be held from Tuesday to Thursday, with the browser course running from 11th to 13th July and the REST API course from 18th to 20th July (14:00 – 17:00 BST). Read on for more information and how to register.

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We have made a number of changes in Ensembl Compara Perl API and REST API endpoints. These changes allow Ensembl to handle non-unique member stable IDs when retrieving comparative genomics data via the APIs. These changes will come into effect in Ensembl release 110 and all old endpoints will be retired in release 112. Please continue reading if you regularly retrieve comparative genomics data via the Ensembl APIs.

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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.

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