BioThings- Other Biothings in the works

By now, you've probably seen the announcement that our renewal grant application has been approved. In addition to funding the improvement of MyGene.info, and the extension of lessons learned from MyVariant.info, the renewal grant will fund the development of a BioThings Software Development Kit (SDK). To our knowledge this BioThings SDK will be the first open-source bioinformatics software...
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Sneak peek–what’s in store for MyGene.info

As of the most recent data update on April 24th to build version 20180422, the MyGene.info db grew to contain 22,132,511 documents. As a valuable service that has seen over 20 million requests in the last 30 days, MyGene.info was fortunate enough to receive renewed support for improving its offerings. The MyGene.info landing page will be overhauled with a sleeker, more attractive, intuitive,...
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New default behavior for ‘species’ parameter

MyGene.info API supports both "/gene" and "/query" endpoints. On its /query endpoint, an optional species parameter allows users to pass one or multiple species (as common species names or taxonomy ids) to filter down the query results. Previously, the default species were set to "human,mouse,rat". This meant that, unless you explicitly specified other values for the species parameter, your...
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UMLS identifiers now available

The Unified Medical Language System UMLS consolidates and standardizes health and biomedical vocabularies from several important resources to enable interoperability between computer systems. Now you can use MyGene.info service to obtain UMLS Concept Unique Identifiers (CUIs). Here are a few quick examples: http://mygene.info/v3/query?q=1017&fields=name,symbol,umls { "_id": "1017", "_score":...
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What can you build with MyGene/MyVariant annotation services?

Now that’s how you use MyGene/MyVariant Services--Check out this Jbrowse plugin! One of our pride points for being able to pool, standardize, and share gene and variant annotation data as a service, is that our service is fast! The reason that MyGene.info and MyVariant.info are made with speed in mind is because we want them to be useful to bioinformaticians and tool/resource developers alike!...
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Pathway data updated in MyGene.info

Just a quick highlight of our recent update on all pathway data in MyGene.info API. Thanks to the excellent pathway/interaction database from ConsensusPathDB, we updated all 10 pathway sub-fields (listed below) for three species (human, mouse and yeast). The underlying data were updated up to Jan 2017 (ConsensusPathDB release 32). Here are some more details. Pathway data from MyGene.info With...
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