Close-up of mosquito on skin. Infravec2 collaboration with EMBL-EBI. Credit: Shutterstock
30 Jul 2018

Fighting mosquito-transmitted diseases

EU-funded Infravec2 releases no-cost resources for scientists fighting mosquito-transmitted diseases Read more

2018 PDBe Art exhibition private viewing at Michaelhouse Cafe in Cambridge, UK. PHOTO: Sreenath Nair /EMBL-EBI
26 Jul 2018

Art meets structural biology

The Protein Data Bank in Europe celebrates its schools art project with its largest exhibition yet   Read more

Wheat against a blue sky. New wheat genome assembly in Ensembl. Credit: International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium
18 Jul 2018

Latest wheat assembly now available in Ensembl

New wheat genome assembly IWGSC RefSeq v1.0, which ‘maps’ the highly complex wheat genome is now available through EMBL-EBI’s Ensembl Plants Read more

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Credit: Wikimedia Commons
08 Jul 2018

Roots of leukaemia detectable in blood years before diagnosis

Researchers find that genetic changes in blood signal the risk of developing acute myeloid leukaemia years before the disease develops Read more

 HTLV-1 leukaemic cells. Credit: Blood Journal. doi:
27 Jun 2018

Cancer-causing virus HTLV-1 changes DNA loops to ‘affect tens of thousands of genes’

The virus acts at a large number of sites across the human genome, disrupting the regulation of tens of thousands of genes, which increases the risk of leukaemia Read more

MGnify logo - white on bacteria background
25 Jun 2018

EBI Metagenomics becomes MGnify

New name paves the way for new features and updates to be rolled out this year Read more

Service news from EMBL-EBI

  • 27 Jun 2018

    ENA Sequence Retrieval Day

    European Nucleotide Archive (ENA) is organising a ENA sequence retrieval day on the 10-10-2018 to introduce users to powerful search, retrieval and downloads methods.

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  • 22 Jun 2018

    UniProt release 2018_06

    UniProt release 2018_06 is out now with 116,587,823 proteins! Read the headline article 'Neuronal express mRNA delivery service' about updates to related Rat and Drosophila entries and other news on

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  • 13 Jun 2018

    New releases: InterPro 69.0 and InterProScan 5.30-69.0

    InterPro database version 69.0 and InterProScan version 5.30-69.0 for functional analysis are now available. InterPro now covers over 80.7% of the UniProt Knowledgebase and predicts GO terms for over 68 million proteins.

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  • 11 Jun 2018

    ENA release 136

    Release 136 of ENA's assembled/annotated sequences is now available

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