What's New on the NAGRP Animal Genome Web Site
|Major updates / permanent additions:
|The DOI (Digital Object Identifier) data in the Animal QTLdb is made visible in its public portal where such data is available (for examples see the abstract view and data summary view pages). Efforts were also made to recover 509 DOI records from PubMed Central (PMC) for data curated prior to the time when DOI was introduced in early 2018. The DOI provides direct links to the original publications on curated QTL/association data in the Animal QTLdb.
|| ||Update, Sep. 11, 2019|
|What's new on the NAGRP animal genome web site (#3, 2019)
||New, Aug. 29, 2019|
|The FAANG web site has a new face. The new web face came with a re-structured browse mapping that puts emphasis on easy access to information for people who wish to get involved in various FAANG activities. Thanks to Peter Harrison from EBI for useful discussions and inputs.
|| ||Update, Aug. 20, 2019|
|Some curated QTL/association reports in the Animal QTLdb can be related because they could be follow up studies, combined analysis of previous works, re-analysis, confirmation studies, or reports from the same experiments. Now these information are also curated in the QTLdb, and can be seen on publication information pages, for example, the abstract pages , or curated data summary page (when viewing list of QTL/associations from a publication.
|| ||Update, Aug. 09, 2019|
|A new version (LBO version 4.5) of Livestock Breed Ontology data is loaded.
|| ||Update, Jul. 26, 2019|
|Dynamic data download options are added to the Animal QTLdb "Trait Centric" and "Gene Centric" views (accessible through "Search and Analysis" tools ) where all data shown on a search results page can be downloaded. In this way users can relatively easily locate the data by adjusting the key words, and download what they need for further data mining/analysis.
|| ||New, July 15, 2019|
|A new version (LBO version 4.4) of Livestock Breed Ontology data is loaded.
|| ||Update, Jun. 18, 2019|
|"Shadow QTL", is introduced as a new data-control concept in the Animal QTLdb for curation of QTL/association locus that have been detected but its statistical tests have not reached a significant threshold. The purpose for recording such data is for the entry of significantly validated epistatic and pleiotropic data where these loci serve as anchor/target locations.
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|A new version (v.9.1) of Vertebrate Trait (VT) data is loaded.
|| ||Update, Jun. 05, 2019|
|The epistatic and pleiotropic data was introduced for curation into the Animal QTLdb in 2009 and 2014 respectively. Now these data can be viewed in public web portals (currently in the data summary per publications; e.g. epistatic data display ; pleiotropic data display ). More display options for epistatic and pleiotropic data will be developed.
|| ||Update, Jun 5, 2019|
|A new batch upload tool is integrated into the Animal QTLdb curator/editor tools for general curators to upload pre-formatted data prepared according to the Minimum Required Information Guideline. An upload data processing pipeline is developed to allow proper data flow and jobs routing between general curators, QTLdb curators, QTLdb editors, and database administrators.
|| ||Update, May 9, 2019|
|The NAGRP Data Repository is scaled down in terms of its scope accepting the types of files for deposition. In particular, we have ceased to accept supplementary data to a publications for deposition. Users are advised to use Open Science Framework (OFS, https://osf.io/) instead.
|| ||Update, May 8, 2019|
|What's new on the NAGRP animal genome web site (#2, 2019)
||New, Apr. 26, 2019|
|An alpha test version of newly developed QTL/association entrichment tool is made available for inputs. The purpose of the new tool is for users to identify genome regions of interests where an user may find multiple traits that are enriched in close proximity, thus to facilitate further research for genetic architecture where different traits may be structurally co-located in the genome. Note that this tool is designed only to provide a gross indication, that users may need to investigate further with closer scrutiny to verify the findings.
|| ||Update, Apr 21, 2019|
|The NAGRP Data Repository FAQ is updated, adding answers about NAGRP Data locators versus what some users wish to call "data accession" numbers. The update also included our forward-looking steps to safeguard the hosted data for a long term sustainability.
|| ||Update, Mar 16, 2019|
|The AnGenMap FAQ is updated on how to easily make long URL short in order to avoid it being truncated in email transfers.
|| ||Update, Feb. 15, 2019|
|The NAGRP Data Repository at the AnimalGenome.ORG is taking forward-looking steps to safeguard the hosted data for a long term sustainability. A new message is posted on the web site to encourage users to start using Open Science Framework for their open data host options in the future.
|| ||New, Feb. 07, 2019|
|A new version (LBO version 4.1) of Livestock Breed Ontology data is loaded.
|| ||Update, Jan. 24, 2019|
|FAANG past meeting archives are gathered and made available. Archives from future meetings will be added to the same resource page also.
||New, Jan. 10, 2019|
|What's new on the NAGRP animal genome web site (#1, 2019)
||New, Jan. 3, 2019|
|An improved version of the QTL/association data enrichment test tool was made available recently to allow user defined sizes of chromosome regions for enrichment test. The new feature is to be presented on the upcoming Plant and Animal Genome meeting in San Diego, with a poster titled: "Implementation of a new data enrichment analysis tool in the Animal QTL Database".
|| ||New, Dec. 19, 2018|
|A new version (v.8.7) of Vertebrate Trait (VT) data is loaded.
|| ||Update, Dec. 04, 2018|
|A new version (LBO version 3.8) of Livestock Breed Ontology data is loaded.
|| ||Update, Nov. 21, 2018|
|A new Ensembl gene models for the new cattle genome build BovARS_1.2 is added to its JBrowse tracks that align with QTL/associations, Genbank annotations, and SNP liftover locations.
|| ||New, Nov. 8, 2018|
|An interactive world map showing the FAANG memberships is added to the FAANG website.
|| ||New, Nov. 3, 2018|
|A world map showing the distribution of AnGenMap Members is added to the web site.
|| ||New, Oct. 31, 2018|
|An automated updates of the Animal QTLdb user visit and data download activities is added to the web site (light cyan text on the right hand side below the graph column). The text is hyper-linked to a world map showing locations of unique visitors to the database, which is also made available recently.
|| ||New, Oct. 24, 2018|
|September newsletter of FAANG Europe COST Action is posted on FAANG web site.
|| ||New, Oct. 17, 2018|
|US Pig Genome Newsletter #126 is posted on ANGENMAP and its PDF and text versions are archived.
|| ||New, Oct. 11, 2018|
|A QTL/association data enrichment test tool has been implemented in the Animal QTLdb. The tool takes a set of selected traits to perform a genome-wide data dristribution analysis with Chi-square test of a two-way contingency table (traits by chromosomes) for the most plausible locations where certain traits may be over-represented. The tool has been reported in our recent paper "Building a livestock genetic and genomic information knowledgebase through integrative developments of Animal QTLdb and CorrDB" published on the upcoming Nucleic Acids Research 2019 Database issue.
|| ||New, Oct. 10, 2018|
|A new version (v.8.6) of Vertebrate Trait (VT) and a new version (v.2.2) of Livestock Breed Ontology data are loaded.
|| ||Update, Oct. 3, 2018|