2019-11-22 release

kidney spatial relations; human subset

November 22, 2019 |

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2019-06-27 release

improvements of mapping of neuroanatomy terms

February 28, 2018 |

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new terms for phenoscape

February 28, 2018 |

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2017-10-28 release: thagomizer

Improved alignment with NIFSTD, better representation of lymph sacs, and the addition of Thagomizer

October 28, 2017 |

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2017-09-09 release

Improvements to skeletal, neuroanatomy and histology

September 9, 2017 |

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2017-05-21 release

Two new terms, rectosigmoid junction and intertragic incisure

May 21, 2017 |

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2017-04-15 release

Improvements to the representation of the developing tooth

April 15, 2017 |

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Addition of Sertoli cell barrier, and switching to ROBOT for releases

February 5, 2017 |

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2016-09-07 release

Added glymphatic system. Created separate insect module.

September 7, 2016 |

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Maintenance release

August 12, 2016 |

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2016-07-14 release

New release for BgeeDb and Phenoscape, multiple new species-specific stage ontologies included in composite-metazoan.

July 14, 2016 |

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2016-06-12 release

This release sees the introduction of 5 Allen Brain atlases into Composite-Metazoa

June 12, 2016 |

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2016-05-11 release

This release features new mammalian neuroanatomical regions aligned with BrainInfo and Allen Brain Atlases

May 11, 2016 |

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2016-04-19 release

Primarily maintenance release, with new terms for brain neuroanatomy, and a separatation of homology axioms out of uberon into Bgee

April 19, 2016 |

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2016-01-26 release

enhancements to the musculoskeletal and visual systems

January 26, 2016 |

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TopAnat: GO-like enrichment of anatomy from expression patterns

Bgee now provides a tool for doing enrichment of gene sets using anatomical expression annotated to Bgee

November 25, 2015 |

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2015-11-19 release

Improvements to representations of serous membranes and associated structures

November 19, 2015 |

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2015-09-27 release

Improved alignment to NCI thesaurus, and addition of HVC nucleus of the song learning pathway of Passeriformes

September 27, 2015 |

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2015-08-11 release

Minor release

August 11, 2015 |

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2015-07-24 release

Improvements to branchy structures (nerves and vasculature), overhaul of image URLs

July 24, 2015 |

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2015-06-22 release

This version is primarily a maintenance release, with some improvements to the skeletal system and a new term for the newly discovered nervous system lymph vasculature

June 22, 2015 |

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2015-05-25 release

Multiple improvements to multiple systems, highlights including enteropneust subdivisions and representation of trigeminal placodes

May 25, 2015 |

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2015-04-23 release

Minor release mostly focusing on the skeletal system and craniofacial improvements

April 23, 2015 |

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2015-04-12 release

This release incoporates multiple improved textual definitions, with wikipedia definitions being replaced either with more ontological resources such as the mammalian phenotype ontology, or rewritten de novo. The alignment with the embryonic mouse anatomy ontology has been updated and improved. Multiple other improvements and new terms, in particular in neuroanatomical and urogenital parts of the ontology.

April 12, 2015 |

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Use of Uberon within the ENCODE project

The Encyclopedia of DNA elements (ENCODE) project identifies properties of regions of the genome such as chromatin structure, protein-binding and methylation. Many of these properties are specific to cell types and tissues, so the ENCODE project uses ontologies to organize and query this information...

April 10, 2015 |

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Structuring phenotype data for invertebrate genomes

Presentation from GIGA2 meeting

March 26, 2015 |

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2015-03-15 release

Cephalopods and comb jellies and sponges, oh my!

March 15, 2015 |

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2015-02-14 release

Incremental release, with new skeletal, glandular, neuroanatomical and heart classes

February 14, 2015 |

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2015-02-02 release

This maintenance release includes multiple new brain region terms based on finer-grained distinctions from neuro atlases, as well as various improvements to other areas such as the digit skeleton

February 2, 2015 |

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2015-01-01 release

This release encompasses multiple improvements in the representation of the nervous system, as well as improvements in textual definitions previously sourced from Wikipedia

January 1, 2015 |

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Bgee release 13, including gene expression calls from 17 species

The new version of Bgee has data from 17 species, all annotated using Uberon anatomical structures

December 22, 2014 |

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2014-12-09 release

Refactoring of ocular glands, incorporation of new CARO classes, and various improvements in reproductive, skeletal and integumental branches

December 9, 2014 |

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2014-11-01 release

Integration of Allen Atlases for adult and developing mouse, human and non-human primate brains

November 1, 2014 |

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2014-10-26 release

Random stuff

October 26, 2014 |

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JBMS Paper: Nose to tail, roots to shoots: spatial descriptors for phenotypic diversity in the Biological Spatial Ontology

Spatial terminology is used in anatomy to indicate precise, relative positions of structures in an organism. While these terms are often standardized within specific fields of biology, they can differ dramatically across taxa. The Biological Spatial Ontology standardizes the description of spatial and topological relationships across taxa to enable the discovery of comparable phenotypes.

August 22, 2014 |

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2014-08-21 release

Adding more grouping classes for teeth, according to criteria such as tooth type, upper vs lower, position within group, primary vs secondary

August 21, 2014 |

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2014-08-18 release

Bug fix release

August 18, 2014 |

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2014-07-31 release

Multiple improvements to muscles courtesy of FEED project

July 31, 2014 |

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2014-07-15 release

Fixes for Phenoscape and BGee

July 15, 2014 |

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JBMS Paper: Unification of multi-species vertebrate anatomy ontologies for comparative biology in Uberon

Our paper on the unification of multiple vertebrate anatomy ontologies has been published in JBMS

July 9, 2014 |

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2014-07-06 release

bug fix release

July 6, 2014 |

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2014-07-01 release

Release highlights include improved alignment with EMAPA and inclusion of all species-specific stage ontologies in the composite-metazoan release

July 1, 2014 |

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2014-06-21 release

Various improvements to facial muscles and supporting skeletal structures from FEED project, plus assorted minor changes

June 21, 2014 |

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Representing Kidney Development Using the Gene Ontology

This paper describes the development of the renal portion of the Gene Ontology and subsequent annotation and analysis

June 19, 2014 |

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This release includes some improvements to the representation of buccinator, orbicularis oris and digastric muscles, based on the Mammalian Feeding ontology FEED. A number of improvements were made to the skeletal system, continued implementation a standard pattern for endocondral bones with particular attention to the ribs and vertebrae. A number of new classes for a variety of systems have been added, including term requests for ENCODE. This release also marks the debut of the platypus bill.

June 15, 2014 |

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