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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MyVariant- Lesson’s learned and what’s in store

In case you missed it, a sneak peek at what's in store for MyGene.info was posted last week, so it's only FAIR to share our plans for MyVariant. Although the development of MyVariant.info naturally followed that of MyGene.info, the scale of variant annotation data presented a difficult challenge that required additional architectural and performance considerations. At the time MyVariant.info was...
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New MyVariant.info data release log and new data updates

Don't want to look through our blog posts to find previous information about data updates on MyVariant.info? Now you don't have to! Metadata about our data updates is now being logged on in our docs at http://docs.myvariant.info/en/latest/doc/release_changes.html. Hence, from here on out, you can find the most up-to-date metadata on our data releases in our docs. These updates will be in the...
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New Data Release for MyVariant.info 201708

Another fresh data release for MyVariant.info is out! In this data release, we have updated the data from ClinVar and UniProtKB to their latest versions, and also added variant annotation from CIViC and Cancer Genome Interpreter. Here are more details. Data Sources Updated ClinVar was updated to its latest (same version for both hg19 and hg38 assembly). And the variant annotations from UniProtKB...
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New Data Release for MyVariant.info 201706

Another fresh data release for MyVariant.info is out! In this data release, we have updated the data from ClinVar to their latest versions, and also added two new fields under ClinVar and ExAC to handle specific cases, including genotype set and multi-allelic variants. Here are more details. Data Sources Updated ClinVar was updated to its latest (same version for both hg19 and hg38 assembly):...
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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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