[ensembl-dev] Is gene status available via REST services?

Kieron Taylor ktaylor at ebi.ac.uk
Fri Mar 4 09:57:51 GMT 2016

Hi Mungo,

We don’t currently present the gene status via the REST API. It could be included without too much difficulty, but not until at least release 85 later in the year. Keep an eye on our release notes.


Kieron Taylor PhD.
Ensembl Developer

EMBL, European Bioinformatics Institute

> On 4 Mar 2016, at 09:03, Mungo Carstairs (Staff) <g.m.carstairs at dundee.ac.uk> wrote:
> Hi,
> From help page (http://www.ensembl.org/Help/View?id=143)
> "Gene type - The gene type includes both status (e.g. known) and biotype (e.g. protein coding)"
> Sure enough I can read "Known protein coding" on the summary page for (e.g.) ENSG00000177565.
> I can see biotype = protein_coding returned in
> http://rest.ensembl.org/lookup/id/ENSG00000177565?content-type=application/json
> but I haven't found the status ('known') via REST. Is it available?
> Thanks,
> Mungo
> Mungo Carstairs
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