News: Ensembl release 85 is out!
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3.2 years ago by
Thomas Maurel770
United Kingdom
Thomas Maurel770 wrote:

We are pleased to announce that the new Ensembl marts for release 85 are now live on

If you are using biomaRt, you can change your host to access our most recent data:

ensembl_mart_85 <- useEnsembl(biomart=“ensembl")


  • Ensembl Genes 85
    • New "Gene-order conservation score" and "Whole-genome alignment coverage" attributes in orthologues attribute section
  • Ensembl Variation 85
    • Added "Phenotype" and "Phenotype source" in the filter and attribute sections for structural variation
    • Region filter performance improvement
  • Ensembl Regulation 85
    • Cell types filters and attributes replaced with epigenomes
    • "Projected" and "has_evidence" attributes have been retired
  • Vega 65

A complete list of the changes in release 85 can be found at

Best Regards,


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