WormMart Sunset Period: to be retired 01 Jan 2016

Today we are announcing the “sunset” period for WormMart at WormBase. WormMart will be formally retired from WormBase at the end of 2015.

For many years, WormMart was the primary data mining facility at WormBase. Later, we replaced it with WormMine based on the Intermine platform. In that time, we have maintained the two in parallel, although WormMart updates were frozen at the WS220 release of WormBase.

With the new release of WormMine for WS250, WormMine is now in a position to replace much of the existing functionality of WormMart but with a raft of more powerful and useful features. Over coming releases starting with WS251 (due for release at the end of 2015), we will be rapidly expanding the content of WormMine, starting with orthology, RNAi, and sequence features such as binding sites.

Questions or concerns? Please do not hesitate to contact us. We’re here to help.

WormMart is under redevelopment

We know that several of our users have had problems using WormMart.  We would like to alert users to the fact that WormMart is under redevelopment, some data-sets are  unavailable and there are bugs in the tool that we know of and are actively working on.  Developers aim to build a new release before the end of the year.  We are sorry for this inconvenience.