[ensembl-dev] REST service
sebastien.moretti at unil.ch
Mon Nov 12 14:01:26 GMT 2012
I think it could be very useful to have synonyms also in Biomart.
Both resources must return the same set of information in my opinion.
> Hi Sébastien,
> Apologies, after further investigation with my colleagues from the
> core team, it seems that REST is also querying the external_synonym
> table to also include the synonyms whereas we don't currently provide
> these in BioMart. Do you think that this would be a useful addition
> for you? If so, we can add this information for a future release.
> Here is an example:
> I can see several synonyms for BRAF in EntrezGene and HGNC Symbol
> sections. E.g. BRAF1
> From Biomart 7 or 8, BRAF1 is never there.
>> Hi Sébastien
>> The External attribute section of Biomart contains all the cross
>> references that you can get via REST. These can be classed as synonyms
>> or external references. You should be able to obtain the same
>> information from both resources. I hope that is clear, but if you have
>> an example query, I am happy to illustrate this.
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