Ensembl release 91

Ensembl genome browser

Ensembl release 91

13 Dec 2017 - 10:30

Ensembl 91 is now live! Find out about the new and updated data and tools below:

New species, gene sets and annotations

Twelve new Primate Genomes:

Updates to six existing primate genomes:

  • Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes, Pan_tro_3.0)
  • Gibbon (Nomascus leucogenys, Nleu_3.0)
  • Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla spp. gorilla, gorGor4)
  • Mouse lemur (Microcebus murinus, Mmur_3.0)
  • Olive baboon (Papio anubis, Panu_3.0)
  • Tarsier (Carlito syrichta, Tarsius_syrichta-2.0.1)

All comparative genomics tools and views will now include these species, and microarray probe mappings have been added.

Updates to other species:

  • Updated cat genome assembly, Felis catus v8.0
  • The Ensembl-HAVANA GENCODE gene setupdate for mouse (vM16).
  • Updated annotation for Fruitfly (dmel_r6.17) from the FlyBase release FB2017_04 and C. elegans from WormBase release WS260.

New tool: Linkage Disequilibrium Calculator

new tool is now available for calculating linkage disequilibrium (LD) between variants. Currently available for human data only, you can find LD data for all the different populations in the 1000 Genomes Project.

Find out more

You can read more about the release on the Ensembl blog.

A complete list of all the changes in release 91 can be found on the Ensembl website.

If you would like to learn more about these exciting updates, see live demos of the new features, and ask questions to the Ensembl team, please register for the release webinar at 4pm (GMT) on Wednesday 13th of December.

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