Data release 20200105 and the retirement of NCBI's Unigene

by Ginger Tsueng

The latest data release for is out and the details on this new release can be found on our Data release notes. This update brings the total number of genes in to 34,303,941 across 28,080 species.

One thing to note is that NCBI's Unigene database has been officially retired as of July, last year. While will continue to keep the last available set of Unigene IDs, we do not expect to see any updates from NCBI for Unigene moving forward.

NCBI has taken down the Unigene website, but you can access its final build as static content via NCBI's FTP site. For more details please see NCBI's announcement.