[ensembl-dev] Ensembl 78 is out!

Amonida Zadissa amonida at ebi.ac.uk
Wed Dec 3 17:16:10 GMT 2014

Hi all,

We are pleased to announce that the latest Ensembl update (e!78) has 
been released: http://www.ensembl.org/

Highlights include:

* Instant VEP: immediate answers for a single variant (All species)
* Mouse: genes updated to GENCODE M4, and new assembly patches (GRCm38.p3).
* Transcript Support Levels (TSLs), APPRIS principal isoforms and 
GENCODE basic annotations are now accessible through Ensembl BioMart 
(Human, mouse, rat and zebrafish).
* Find Gene Alleles across patches and haplotypes (Human)
* Interactive species tree (All species)
* Improved Gene Tree export (All species)
* Updated pig HAVANA annotation in Vega
* Updated C. elegans annotation (WS245)
* Updated data from the Animal QTL database for chicken, cow, horse, pig 
and sheep.
* RNASeq data can now be displayed as BigWig tracks, which will enable 
faster rendering of these data.

A complete list of the changes can be found on 

Also, for the latest news from the Ensembl project visit our blog at 

The Ensembl Release Webinar e78 is planned for Wednesday, 17 Dec 4-4:30 
GMT. Registration is free!): http://tinyurl.com/e78-webinar.

Best regards,

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