As we mentioned at the last release, as part of integrating the Hallmarks of Cancer feature, the Cancer Gene Census (CGC) has had a thorough re-evaluation.
What's new in v82? The August updates include the completion and launch of the restyled website. The full curation of four new genes: BTK, DROSHA, EPAS1 and KEAP1, a substantial update to SMAD4 and a new fusion pair NUP214-ABL1. Full details here.
The restyled website is complete and we have now switched it over as the main website with the old COSMIC site becoming legacy. The changes have been designed to give the website a modern look and feel, and to allow for the incorporation of new tools that are under development for COSMIC, such as the Hallmarks of Cancer feature. Full details here.
The Cancer Gene Census has had a thorough re-evaluation as part of integrating the Hallmarks of Cancer feature. This feature, initially released in May, has now had a substantial update to include 226 genes. Full details here.
Would you be interested in doing some user experience testing for COSMIC? As part of an ongoing update program, we are encouraging people who regularly use COSMIC resources to help us ensure that our systems are as user-friendly and helpful as possible. Full details here.
It is the nature of maintaining a large database that there is a degree of turnover as mutations are reclassified and new information comes to light. As a result of our continuous efforts to ensure we provide the latest and most accurate information, we've recently received a number of enquiries regarding ‘missing’ mutations. Full details here.
Have you explored the new beta site yet? We have just pushed updates to the cancer browser and sample pages so they match the new style. Full details here.
The current COSMIC website is starting to show its age and at the August release we will be switching to the beta site that we have been developing over the last few months. This will mean that with COSMIC v82 the current beta site becomes the live site, while the current live site will be relegated to legacy status. Full details here.
We are looking to recruit a talented cancer genetic scientist to join the COSMIC team, based at the Sanger Institute, Cambridge, UK. You will take a leading scientific role working on a new project defining the genetic drivers of cancer. Find out more here.
COSMIC will be presenting at the Exploring Human Genetic Variation workshop series aimed at introducing users to data resources and tools developed by EMBL-EBI and the Sanger Institute. This two day series is based at EMBL-EBI at the Wellcome Genome Campus on the 18th and 19th of July 2017. Full details here.