Press releases from EMBL-EBI

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

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

Collage of DNA spiral, single cells, and with data superimposed

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