How we did it


To find the sequence of the human FRY gene, follow the steps below:


  1. Go to Ensembl.
  2. Choose 'Human' and search for 'FRY' in the search box.
  3. Click on 'FRY (Human Gene)'. You should now be in the gene summary page for FRY (Figure 53). 


Figure 53: The Sequence link at the left of the gene summary page is shown above.

  1. Click on 'Sequence' at the left hand side. You should now see the sequence (Figure 54).

Figure 54: Red highlight shows where the exon is. You can use this information to design the primers.

InformationThere are alternative ways to get the sequence! You could have used the Export data button, or BioMart.

Now let's find out which genes neighbour FRY.


  1.  Click on the location tab to see FRY and its surrounding region (Figure 55).


Figure 55: The neighbouring genes are a non-coding (blue) gene called FRY-AS1, and a small protein-coding (gold) gene called ZAR1L. If it's difficult to see which name matches which gene, click on any coloured bar for more information.