[ensembl-dev] method to fetch 5' and /or 3' from a feature- ensembl variation

Kieron Taylor ktaylor at ebi.ac.uk
Mon Jul 21 14:07:13 BST 2014

Hi Nathalie,

We are working on a method to support this kind of enquiry, but it turns 
out to be quite finely nuanced to find the nearest feature when it 
overlaps others. I hope to get it included in release 77.

If you're curious, take a look at the feature/getnearestgene branch on 
Github. This code is functional but I don't recommend using it until we 
release it properly, as it will continue to evolve.


Kieron Taylor
Ensembl Core

On 18/07/2014 16:27, Nathalie Conte wrote:
> Hi Dev team,
> Any method in ensembl perl API to fetch nearest gene in 5' and 3' from a feature (ie variation object?)?
> thanks
> Nathalie

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