The Worm Community Forum is moving!

In the coming weeks, the Worm Community Forum will be migrating to a new home and a new platform.

As part of the Alliance of Genome Resources project (of which WormBase is a founding member), we’ve built an entirely new discussion forum using the Discourse platform.

The Alliance Community Forum represents the first opportunity for online discussions across model organism communities.  We hope that this cross fertilization stimulates new discussions, raises awareness about techniques from other areas, and provides a convenient place for posting job positions.

We’ve already ported almost all users and the entirety of the discussion history from the Worm Community Forum. Still, we expect some minor inconveniences. Namely, existing users of the Worm Community Forum will need to reconfirm their accounts on the new system. We’ve also necessarily had to reorganize the hierarchy of some of the existing discussion boards, as well as remove some obsolete ones.

When the Alliance Community Forum officially launches, we will disable posting here but keep the forum running for a brief period. Eventually, we will redirect the Worm Community Forum to the Alliance Community Forum entirely.

Questions? Concerns?  Please add your comments to the discussion topic on the forums below.

https://forums.wormbase.org/index.php?topic=3509.0

Alliance of Genome Resources 3.1 released

The Alliance of Genome Resources is a portal for data related to six of the major model organisms and human data. The Alliance has been updated to the 3.1 release and contains new features and new data. Key new features include a refined home page and an allele page that includes transgenic alleles and shows variant consequences for transcripts. The Alliance also provides a Java API for access to the data. For a complete list of 3.1 features please see the release notes.

Alliance of Genome Resources updated

The Alliance (alliancegenome.org) 3.0 version released yesterday, has new features and new data related to the use of model organisms in understanding the genetic and genomic basis of human biology, health and disease. Salient features of the 3.0 release include new allele pages with variant and transcript data, new disease models on gene and disease pages, data files available for download, etc. To learn more about the latest features and data, check out the release notes.

WormBase updated to the WS270 release

Alliance orthologs

Starting from WS270 we are using the Alliance of Genome Resources for orthologs between model organism genes. This should be more comprehensive and include the latest data from our sister databases.

VC2010 genome

An assembly and geneset of the VC2010 C.elegans strain has been added and work is ongoing to improve the integration and display of strain specific data. Additionally more mappings of N2 annotation will be included in future releases.