Ensembl's 10th year

Paul Flicek, Bronwen L Aken, Benoit Ballester, Kathryn Beal, Eugene Bragin, Simon Brent, Yuan Chen, Peter Clapham, Guy Coates, Susan Fairley, Stephen Fitzgerald, Julio Fernandez-Banet, Leo Gordon, Stefan Gräf, Syed Haider, Martin Hammond, Kerstin Howe, Andrew Jenkinson, Nathan Johnson, Andreas KähäriDamian Keefe, Stephen Keenan, Rhoda Kinsella, Felix Kokocinski, Gautier Koscielny, Eugene Kulesha, Daniel Lawson, Ian Longden, Tim Massingham, William McLaren, Karine Megy, Bert Overduin, Bethan Pritchard, Daniel Rios, Magali Ruffier, Michael Schuster, Guy Slater, Damian Smedley, Giulietta Spudich, Y Amy Tang, Stephen Trevanion, Albert Vilella, Jan Vogel, Simon White, Steven P Wilder, Amonida Zadissa, Ewan Birney, Fiona Cunningham, Ian Dunham, Richard Durbin, Xosé M Fernández-Suarez, Javier Herrero, Tim J P Hubbard, Anne Parker, Glenn Proctor, James Smith, Stephen M J Searle

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Ensembl (http://www.ensembl.org) integrates genomic information for a comprehensive set of chordate genomes with a particular focus on resources for human, mouse, rat, zebrafish and other high-value sequenced genomes. We provide complete gene annotations for all supported species in addition to specific resources that target genome variation, function and evolution. Ensembl data is accessible in a variety of formats including via our genome browser, API and BioMart. This year marks the tenth anniversary of Ensembl and in that time the project has grown with advances in genome technology. As of release 56 (September 2009), Ensembl supports 51 species including marmoset, pig, zebra finch, lizard, gorilla and wallaby, which were added in the past year. Major additions and improvements to Ensembl since our previous report include the incorporation of the human GRCh37 assembly, enhanced visualisation and data-mining options for the Ensembl regulatory features and continued development of our software infrastructure.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)D557-D562
Number of pages6
JournalNucleic Acids Research
Issue numberSuppl. 1
Early online date11 Nov 2009
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2010


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