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Cardiovascular Gene Annotation Newsletter May 2015

The UCL cardiovascular gene annotation newsletter is now available at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/functional-gene-annotation/cardiovascular/newslette.... We discuss the release of microRNA GO annotations and the success of our introduction to bioinformatics and GO workshop. The Cardiovascular Gene Ontology Annotation Initiative represents a collaboration between University College London and the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), funded by the British Heart Foundation (grant RG/13/5/30112).

Cardiovascular Gene Annotation Newsletter February 2015

The UCL cardiovascular gene annotation newsletter is now available at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/functional-gene-annotation/cardiovascular/newslette.... We welcome 2 MSc project students to the team, and discuss Rachael's progress with annotation of microRNAs.

Understanding how and why the Gene Ontology and its annotations evolve: the GO within UniProt.

A paper from the Uniprot group titled 'Understanding how and why the Gene Ontology and its annotations evolve: the GO within UniProt.' explains some of the ways in which the ontologies and the GO annotation data can change that can affect the analyses using GO datasets.

How GO uses OWL - conference paper from #owled2014

The GO is heavily reliant on the Web Ontology Language (OWL) for the construction and ongoing maintenance of the ontology. By using many tools developed by the OWL community, such as automated reasoning engines like Elk, we are able to automate tasks such as making sure edges in the graph are complete, and avoiding erroneous edges.

Missing relationships in previous go release - problem now fixed

Due to an error in the GO ontology publishing pipeline, the following releases of the ontology accidentally omitted all relationship tags:

  • 2014-10-16
  • 2014-10-15
this bug affected all editions of the ontology: go-basic, go and go-plus, both obo and owl formats

The problem has been fixed in the 2014-10-17 release. In addition, additional verification steps have been added to the automated release pipeline.