Press releases from EMBL-EBI

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29 Aug 2018

PhenoMeNal: an online portal for metabolomics

PhenoMeNal enables researchers to perform complex metabolomics analyses in the cloud

Close up image of Culicoides biting midge

24 Aug 2018

The first complete biting midge genome

Collaboration with Pirbright Institute produces first complete Culicoides biting midge genome.

Single cells and DNA

22 Aug 2018

New approach for testing cancer drug response

First large-scale systematic analysis explores how inherited genome effects drug response of cancer cells

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

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


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

Europe PMC now indexes preprints. Credit: Europe PMC.

11 Jul 2018

Towards a comprehensive literature search: Europe PMC now indexes preprints

Europe PMC has started indexing preprint abstracts, providing researchers with a more comprehensive picture of current life science research.

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

 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

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25 Jun 2018

EBI Metagenomics becomes MGnify

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

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19 Jun 2018

Towards personalised medicine: one type of data is not enough

New computational method integrates multiple molecular data types to study the variability between patients in complex diseases

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30 May 2018

First Single Cell Expression resource at EMBL-EBI

Expression Atlas resource launches first collection of systematically reprocessed single-cell RNA sequencing data from a range of species

Cheetah, mouse and gorilla on jungle background with DNA double helix

29 May 2018

Of mice and gorillas: how wild species may benefit from mouse genetic data

Functional catalogue of the mouse genome can inform the conservation of endangered species

Health professionals being trained in using DNA sequencing to diagnose drug-resistant tuberculosis

23 May 2018

Using DNA sequencing to fight drug-resistant tuberculosis in Madagascar

Public health teams in Madagascar pioneer portable, real time DNA sequencing to fight drug-resistant tuberculosis logo on white background

08 May 2018

New global standards for biomedical data citation establish compact identifiers to improve long-term and consistent data citation

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02 May 2018

Celgene joins Open Targets

New industry partner strengthens drug discovery collaboration

C elegans microscopy. Credit Arturo Agostino.

30 Apr 2018

New insights into the origins of mutations in cancer

Scientists use data from human cancers and C. elegans to understand mutational causes of cancer

White mice next to data repository with PDX Finder logo

05 Apr 2018

PDX Finder - Free global portal for cancer models

First global online catalogue of Patient Derived Xenograft models helps cancer researchers save valuable time

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26 Mar 2018

Ewan Birney becomes UKRI-BBSRC Council member

EMBL-EBI Director, Ewan Birney, appointed new member of UKRI-BBSRC Council