On 4 March, the EMBL-EBI website was relaunched, hoping to give all
our visitors a warmer welcome. We?ve been working behind the scenes to
give you a more consistent experience, because a big part of our mission
is to make molecular data available ? and accessible ? to everyone.
July 2011: New features and databases
We have implemented searching by protein fragments using a homology search (BLAST). In addition queries can be
mapped against subsections of Ensembl Genomes corresponding to various taxa. Support for mapping against geneIDs
present in Ensembl and Uniprot has also been added.
January 2009: Addition of SEGUIDs
We have implemented the SEGUID algorithm to generate sequence-based unique identifiers, as described in
January 2009: New databases and bugfixes
We have added the KIPO database as well as several ENSEMBL genome databases to the mapping algorithm. We have
also improved the PICR codebase to make it more robust. PICR has been the victim of its own success in recent
months and has had problems coping with the demands put on the web application. These problems should now be