The May COSMIC release (v85) is now live. There are 3 new fully curated genes, substantial curation updates for TERT, 1 new fusion pair, and 162 whole genome screened samples from 8 new systematic screen papers. We have also added 25 new genes to the Cancer Gene Census Hallmarks of Cancer and added a new track to the main Genome Browser which displays mutation recurrence.
The COSMIC SFTP server email@example.com will be deprecated in August 2018.
We have a new file download service to replace our SFTP server to provide a simpler and more reliable download service. Files can be downloaded via a standard HTTPS request from any client to `cancer.sanger.ac.uk/cosmic/file_download`.
Research takes time, so it's not always possible to be making use of the latest version of COSMIC. As we've changed how programmatic file downloads work for the current release, there is also a new method for accessing archived releases.
To celebrate International Women’s Day 2018, our Staff Scientist, Sam who has been working with COSMIC since 2016, has written a short bio of her journey working in science.
The February COSMIC release (v84) has arrived! We have been focusing on curation, with 8 new genes, 2 gene substantial updates and a new fusion pair. There have been over 300 new genomes incorporated from 11 systematic screen papers, as have the updates from the ICGC release 26.
We have new 1-click downloads for many of the COSMIC data files as well as now being able to filter by multiple categories before downloading.
We are currently planning COSMIC workshops for 2018 and would like your input on locations and topics.
Over the weekend, coincidentally on none other than World Cancer Day, COSMIC turned 14 and naturally we celebrated with cake.
An update on how you can submit data to COSMIC. COSMIC welcomes researchers submitting data to us directly either pre- or post-publication, the following article outlines how to do this.