Ensembl 2017

Bronwen L. Aken, Premanand Achuthan, Wasiu Akanni, M. Ridwan Amode, Friederike Bernsdorff, Jyothish Bhai, Konstantinos Billis, Denise Carvalho-Silva, Carla Cummins, Peter Clapham, Laurent Gil, Carlos García Girón (+38 others)
2016 Nucleic Acids Research  
Ensembl (www.ensembl.org) is a database and genome browser for enabling research on vertebrate genomes. We import, analyse, curate and integrate a diverse collection of large-scale reference data to create a more comprehensive view of genome biology than would be possible from any individual dataset. Our extensive data resources include evidence-based gene and regulatory region annotation, genome variation and gene trees. An accompanying suite of tools, infrastructure and programmatic access
more » ... hods ensure uniform data analysis and distribution for all supported species. Together, these provide a comprehensive solution for large-scale and targeted genomics applications alike. Among many other developments over the past year, we have improved our resources for gene regulation and comparative genomics, and added CRISPR/Cas9 target sites. We released new browser functionality and tools, including improved filtering and prioritization of genome variation, Manhattan plot visualization for linkage disequilibrium and eQTL data, and an ontology search for phenotypes, traits and disease. We have also enhanced data discovery and access with a track hub registry and a se-lection of new REST end points. All Ensembl data are freely released to the scientific community and our source code is available via the open source Apache 2.0 license.
doi:10.1093/nar/gkw1104 pmid:27899575 pmcid:PMC5210575 fatcat:hzc4nlutrnfo5obbhqtlljr724