News: Ensembl release 86 is out!
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23 months ago by
Thomas Maurel740
United Kingdom
Thomas Maurel740 wrote:

We are pleased to announce that the new Ensembl marts for release 86 are now live on

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

ensembl_mart_86 <- useEnsembl(biomart=“ensembl")

  • Ensembl Genes 86
  • Mouse Genes 86
    • New gene mart containing the 16 Mouse strains
  • Ensembl Variation 86
  • Ensembl Regulation 86
  • Vega 66

A complete list of the changes in release 86 can be found at

Best Regards,


ADD COMMENTlink written 23 months ago by Thomas Maurel740

Hi Thomas,

There have been a couple of questions in the last few days regarding problems with the functionality for finding orthologous genes (e.g. Error in biomaRt User Guide example Task 11 and Biomart getLDS error).

Currently I can't get this to work using either the getLDS() function in biomaRt, or via the web interface.  Do you know if this is something that was changed intentionally - the release notes mention that the orthologue tables have changed, but I've no idea if that impacts the mart interface.



ADD REPLYlink written 23 months ago by Mike Smith2.9k
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