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.
COSMIC v81 (May 2017) is now live and we have significant new changes to tell you about. For v81 we have a new look website that will run in beta alongside the existing website. We have an exciting new feature - the Hallmarks of Cancer which has been integrated into the Cancer Gene Census pages. Find out more about the release here.
Our web developers have been updating the COSMIC website in order to modernise and improve the look and feel of the site. We have also been working to improve the usability of some of our key pages, adding new functionality and making layouts hopefully more intuitive and user-friendly.
In collaboration with Open Targets, COSMIC now has hallmark information incorporated into 116 of the most important genes in the Cancer Gene Census. This is based on the defining work by D. Hanahan and R. A. Weinberg published in Cell in 2000.
A set of filtered COSMIC datasets are now available. These can be downloaded directly from the COSMIC beta site in CSV format. This can be done through the downloads page, avoiding the SFTP server, more details here.
The COSMIC team will be running an ‘Introduction to COSMIC Workshop’ on Monday 6th of March, at the Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK. More details here.