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 our recurring virtual series covering the genome browser and the REST API. Both workshops will be held between Tuesday – Thursday, with the Browser on 7th-9th September and the REST API on 14th-16th September 2021 (2pm-5pm BST). Read on for more information and registration instructions.

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Have you missed out on the open Ensembl workshops in May? We’ve got another round of our recurring virtual series covering the genome browser and the REST API. Both workshops will be held between Tuesday – Thursday, with the Browser on 8th-10th June and the REST API on 15th-17th June 2021 (9am-12pm BST). Read on for more information and registration instructions.

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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 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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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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Registration is now open for two free virtual Ensembl workshops covering the genome browser and the REST API. The Browser workshop will be held between Tuesday 26th January – Thursday 28th January 2021 (2pm-5pm) and the REST API workshop will be held between Wednesday 3rd February – Friday 5th February 2021 (2pm-4:15pm). More information and registration instructions can be found below.

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.

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Variants can be represented in myriad different ways; indeed, Ensembl VEP currently supports input in many different formats, including VCF, HGVS and SPDI. However, even within these specifications, variants can be described ambiguously. Insertions and deletions within repeated regions can be described at multiple different locations. For example, VCF describes variants using their most 5’ representation, while HGVS format describes a variant at its most 3’ location. 

Starting in Ensembl 100, VEP optionally normalises variants within repeated regions by shifting them as far as possible in the 3’ direction before consequence calculation. This standardises VEP output for equivalent variant alleles which are described using different conventions. 

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