Update: registration is now closed as all of the available places on the virtual Ensembl browser and REST API workshops have been filled. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please e-mail the Ensembl Helpdesk.

We’ve got another round of the free virtual Ensembl workshops covering the genome browser and the REST API. The Browser workshop will be held between Tuesday 18th May – Thursday 20th May 2021 (7pm-10pm BST) and the REST API workshop will be held between Tuesday 25th May – Thursday 27th May 2021 (7:30pm-10pm BST). Read on for more information and registration instructions.

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Upcoming Ensembl release 104 will bring an update to the Ensembl Canonical transcripts. The new Ensembl Canonical definition will prioritise well-supported biologically representative, highly expressed and highly conserved transcripts. MANE Select will be used as the canonical transcript for human protein coding genes where available.

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When you find a variant you are interested in, you will want to thoroughly investigate all current knowledge about it. For each Ensembl release we update our variation databases with the latest public information from a wide range of resources and make summary information available in VEP. We now make it easier to link to fuller details in these resources by providing lists of names used for each variant in each.

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Human, mouse, rat and zebrafish genes without an official gene symbol, have been conventionally named after BAC clones in Ensembl. We plan to remove these names in Ensembl release 104 and resort to using the Ensembl gene stable IDs instead, in line with practices adopted for all other vertebrate species. 

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Update: registration is now closed as all of the available places on the virtual Ensembl browser and REST API workshops have been filled. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please e-mail the Ensembl Helpdesk.

We’ve got another round of the free virtual Ensembl workshops covering the genome browser and the REST API. The Browser workshop will be held between Tuesday 16th March – Thursday 18th March 2021 (9am-1pm) and the REST API workshop will be held between Tuesday 23rd March – Thursday 25th March 2021 (9am-11:30am). Read on for more information and registration instructions.

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With absolutely tons of publication data out there, finding relevant information about your variants and genes of interest can be a struggle. We’ve been working with Genomenon to integrate Mastermind, the Genomic Search Engine, into VEP results, bringing you publication data about genes, variants, phenotypes, diseases and therapy evidence.

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Squeak squeak, we’ve got a new release out! In Ensembl 103 we’ve got the latest mouse genome assembly, updates to human genes, variation and regulation, new and updated genomes for vertebrates, metazoa and plants and a new tool for converting variant descriptions.

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