- Course overview
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- What is Ensembl?
- What can I do with Ensembl?
- Searching and visualising data in Ensembl
- Getting data from Ensembl
- Your feedback
- Get help and support on Ensembl
- Learn more
What can I do with Ensembl?
Ensembl has many features. Some of the things you can do are:
- View genes, with other annotation, along the chromosome
- View alternative transcripts (such as splice variants) for a given gene
- Retrieve genomic, cDNA and gene sequences
- For any gene, explore homologues and phylogenetic trees across more than 200 species
- Compare whole genome alignments and conserved regions across species
- View microarray sequences matching Ensembl genes
- View ESTs, clones, mRNAs, and proteins for any chromosomal region
- Examine single nucleotide variants (SNVs) for a gene or chromosomal region
- View SNVs across strains (rat, mouse), populations (human), or breeds (dog)
- View positions and sequences of mRNAs and proteins that align against Ensembl genes
- Upload your own data
- Use BLAST or BLAT against any Ensembl genome
- Export sequence or create a table of gene information with BioMart.
- Determine how your variants affect genes and transcripts using the Variant Effect Predictor
- Share Ensembl views with your colleagues and collaborators
NB. This quick tour will not cover all of these features – the aim is to guide you so that you can explore the Ensembl website yourself. For a more detailed look at Ensembl, please see the full course: Ensembl: Browsing chordate genomes.