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Cardiovascular Gene Annotation Newsletter May 2016

The UCL cardiovascular gene annotation newsletter is now available at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/functional-gene-annotation/cardiovascular/newslett.... This newsletter highlights annotation of the miR-17~92 cluster, our RNA paper and our forthcoming 2-day bioinformatic resources workshop.

Paper on extending GO in the context of extracellular RNA and vesicle communication

To address the lack of standard terminology to describe extracellular RNA data and metadata, a team of several academic societies collaborated with the GO Consortium to extend the Gene Ontology with subcellular structure concepts relevant to the exRNA domain. As a result, exRNA data and metadata will be more easily annotated and queried because it will

GAF, GPAD and LEGO

The GO has historically provided access to annotations in a format called GAF (Gene Association Format). This format allows detailed representation of evidence and metadata for a GO term association, but has historically been limited in how well it can express important details of the cellular biology being described.

This has lead to a number of incremental improvements, while retaining compatibility, ultimately leading to the new expressive LEGO format.

Parkinson's Gene Annotation Initiative Newsletter April 2016

The UCL Parkinson's gene annotation newsletter is now available at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/functional-gene-annotation/neurological/newsletter...

Cardiovascular Gene Annotation Newsletter February 2016

The UCL cardiovascular gene annotation newsletter is now available at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/functional-gene-annotation/cardiovascular/newslette... A new biocurator joins us this year, Barbara Czub, and we will be supervising 2 MSc student projects. In addition, Jess and Nancy have been annotating the telomere maintenance.

Parkinson's Gene Annotation Project Newsletter, January 2016

The latest UCL Parkinson's UK gene annotation newsletter is now available at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/functional-gene-annotation/neurological/newsletter.... Rebecca has been annotating the role of Wnt-signalling in dopaminergic neuron development, and Paul has been focusing on autophagy. The Parkinson’s UK Gene Ontology Initiative represents a collaboration between University College London and the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) and is supported by Parkinson's UK grant G-1307.

Cardiovascular Gene Annotation Newsletter November 2015

The UCL cardiovascular gene annotation newsletter is now available at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/functional-gene-annotation/cardiovascular/newslette.... We have a new biocurator, Jess Buxton, a new look to our website, and our 2 MSc students have created 600 annotations between them. #UCLgene #UCL

Take the Gene Ontology Survey!

Survey Closed

The GO survey is now closed! You can still give us feedback on how we're doing or send us a note on twitter (@news4go).

Please assist the Gene Ontology (GO) project by completing a brief survey. The results will help us determine how we can make GO a better tool for your work, and will be used in preparation of our grant renewal. Completed surveys will be eligible for a prize draw.

Parkinson's Gene Annotation Project Newsletter October 2015

The UCL Parkinson's UK gene annotation newsletter is now available at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/functional-gene-annotation/neurological/newsletter... . Rebecca has been annotating proteins involved in WNT-signalling and Paul has been focusing on autophagy. The Parkinson’s UK Gene Ontology Initiative represents a collaboration between University College London and the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) and is supported by Parkinson's UK grant G-1307.

Minor change in formatting of Gene Association Files (GAF)

We have extended the With/From column (Column 8) of the GAF2 to allow the use of commas as delimiters as well as pipes ("|"). Any GAF files that include this should have "gaf-version: 2.1" in the header, this format is documented here: http://geneontology.org/page/go-annotation-file-gaf-format-21 Other than this there are no other changes.