Jan 14, 2016.
The External Resources page
has been updated and a prominent new button has been added to the FlyBase home page.
This button replaces a link to the
“Query Builder” field-specific search tool
which can still be accessed via the navigation bar under
Tools → Query Tools and Portals → QueryBuilder....
Mar 30, 2016.
As of the FB2016_02 release, FlyBase has incorporated orthology data
from the DRSC Integrative Ortholog Prediction Tool
The DIOPT dataset integrates ortholog predictions for eight model organisms from ten individual tools.
This approach provides a streamlined method for comparison
of orthology predictions originating from different algorithms
based on sequence homology, phylogenetic trees, and functional similarity....
Jul 25, 2016.
In a new project led by the UK Medical Research Council-funded FlyBase members,
FlyBase is providing 'Gene Snapshots' within the D. melanogaster gene reports.
These are designed to provide a quick overview of the function of each gene's products.
We solicited draft summaries from members of the Drosophila community that have published on each gene,
and FlyBase curators then revised them for consistency.
We are very grateful to all those who responded to our requests,