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How to use BioMart, Ensembl's data retrieval site

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Ensembl BioMart is a good way to retrieve textual data for features that are represented in the Ensembl Genome Browser.

  • Data can be exported in text format for use in other bioinformatics analysis tools
  • In some cases, you can retrieve data that are not readily visible in the browser itself, such as less-common histone modification features
  • You can retrieve targeted sets of sequences or features from specific species or molecules of interest, targeting only the attributes you wish to retrieve