The Rfam NAR paper is out!

December 9, 2010

This is a belated announcement of the release of the latest Rfam database article in the NAR database issue:
[1] Gardner PP, Daub J, Tate J, Moore BL, Osuch IH, Griffiths-Jones S, Finn RD, Nawrocki EP, Kolbe DL, Eddy SR, Bateman A. (2010) Rfam: Wikipedia, clans and the “decimal” release. Nucleic Acids Res.

In this publication we discuss the success of the relationship between Wikipedia and Rfam. This includes a fun analysis of the degree of vandalism the RNA pages have received with respect to the number of useful edits. We also discuss the new clans that explicitly link families that share an evolutionary relationship yet are too divergent to be sensibly aligned, the latest “decimal” release and our future plans.

While you are there, check out the latest miRBase paper and the new miRBase blog:
[2] Kozomara A, Griffiths-Jones S. (2010) miRBase: integrating microRNA annotation and deep-sequencing data. Nucleic Acids Res.

Our friends over at the EBI have 2 papers describing the all-important nucleotide sequence archives:
[3] Cochrane G, Karsch-Mizrachi I, Nakamura Y; On behalf of the International Nucleotide Sequence Database Collaboration. (2010) The International Nucleotide Sequence Database Collaboration. Nucleic Acids Res.

[4] Leinonen R, Akhtar R, Birney E, Bower L, Cerdeno-Tárraga A, Cheng Y, Cleland I, Faruque N, Goodgame N, Gibson R, Hoad G, Jang M, Pakseresht N, Plaister S, Radhakrishnan R, Reddy K, Sobhany S, Ten Hoopen P, Vaughan R, Zalunin V, Cochrane G. (2010) The European Nucleotide Archive. Nucleic Acids Res.

The ENSEMBL series of genome databases has had an update:
[5] Flicek P et al. (2010) Ensembl 2011. Nucleic Acids Res.

Also, see the very useful nomenclature efforts of the “(Human Genome Organisation) Gene Nomenclature Committee”:
[6] Seal RL, Gordon SM, Lush MJ, Wright MW, Bruford EA. (2010) genenames.org: the HGNC resources in 2011. Nucleic Acids Res.

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