News

  • June, 2016: A new entry point has been added to DisGeNET Web Interface: Search by variants is now possible. More information on the DisGeNET web page

  • May, 2016: DisGeNET RDF v4.0 has been released. See more information here
  • April, 2016: DisGeNET v4.0 is here! More information on the DisGeNET web page
  • March 2016: We will present a tutorial on DisGeNET during the next ECCB conference (The Hague, Netherlands, on September 4 2016. More information on the tutorial can be found here.
  • March 11, 2016: Alba Gutiérrez-Sacristan has been awarded by the International Society for Biocuration for a fellowship to present her work “Leveraging text mining, expert curation and data integration to develop a database on psychiatric diseases and their genes” at the 9th International Biocuration Conference, to be held in Geneva, Switzerland on April 10 – 14, 2016.
  • February, 2016: DisGeNET received 19,914 users during the last year! We would like to thank all the users for providing very useful feedback, that is allowing us to make a better tool.
  • December 17, 2015: Janet Piñero receives the Excellent Cum Laude for her PhD thesis entitled Computational approaches and resources to support translational research in human diseases. University Pompeu Fabra. Congratulations Janet!!! The thesis can be accesed following this link
  • October, 2015: We are happy to announce that our group has become a new node, and the first in Spain, of the Nanopublication Network: please see the current nodes here. Thanks to Dr. Tobias Khun for all his support and enthusiasm.
  • September 2015: Àlex Bravo participated in the Biocreative 2015 Challenge, contributing to the identification of relations between drugs and diseases using a combination of text mining and crowdsourcing. See our contributions here and here.
  • August, 2015: New DisGeNET Nanopublications release: The release of the Nanopublication distribution of DisGeNET v3.0 is here! More than 1 000 000 GDA statements comprising 17 000 genes and more than 14 000 diseases as nanopublications in the Semantic Web
  • August, 2015: New DisGeNET-RDF release: The release of the RDF distribution of DisGeNET v3.0 is here!

    and more…! See the release notes and the RDF section in our Web site for more details.

  • May, 2015: New DisGeNET release: over 17 000 genes and more than 14 000 diseases. A new data source has been added (ClinVar) and we have improved GDAs from BeFree. More information on human clinically relevant variations is also available.
  • April, 2015: DisGeNET: a discovery platform for the dynamical exploration of human diseases and their genes, published in Database. See the paper here.
  • November 26-27, 2014: Our PostDoc, Núria Queralt Rosinach, was invited as a Linked Data expert to the RDConnect/Elixir/BioMedBridges BYOD workshop named ‘Rare Disease Registries (and biobanks)’. DisGeNET was brought to the event as a linkable dataset to show the value of Linked Data. Our involvement in the Open PHACTS project was highlighted during the workshop. More information at the BYOD Workshop site.
  • October 15, 2014: DisGeNET appears for the first time in the LOD cloud diagram (2014-08-30 update). This diagram shows datasets published in Linked Data format and it is built based on their metadata description on the DataHub (DisGeNET DataHub site here)8x6cloud
  • October 2, 2014: Sequence variant information available in DisGeNET! More than 8,000 SNPs associated to disease have been annotated using text mining. Check some examples here. More information coming soon….
  • September 16, 2014: We have updated the metadata description of the DisGeNET Linked dataset, see it at DisGeNET VoID.
  • August 24, 2014. First release of PsyGeNET, a web resource for the study of psychiatric diseases and their genes
  • August 8, 2014: A tutorial to illustrate the functionalities of the web interface has been made available. Follow the link for more information.
  • July 01, 2014: The update of DisGeNET RDF has been released (version 2.1.0). 13172 diseases and 16666 genes linked by 381056 gene-disease associations in the Semantic Web represented by a new data model and more annotation and linkouts. Please, find all the new data and information related @ http://rdf.disgenet.org/
  • June 16, 2014: Bug in DisGeNET plugin concerning coloring nodes by disease class has been fixed. We recommend our users to download the plugin and the database again. For more information, contact support(at)disgenet(dot)org
  • May 5, 2014: A new version of DisGeNET has been released (version 2.1). We have new data from text mining using our BeFree system.
  • 16 April 2014: Our paper on text-mining for disease biomarkers is out! Check it here.
  • Núria Queralt and Janet Piñero will participate in the Network of Biothings Hackathon. They will present DisGeNET and our approach for prioritization of large-scale datasets derived from text-mining.
  • April 2014: BeFree: Bio-Entity Finder and Relation Extraction system. More information in the BeFree web page.
  • March 27, 2014. Miguel Angel Mayer presented our work ongoing work on using electronic health records for research in the context of the EMIF project at ForumCis, Barcelona.
  • March 2014: Release of the database of disease-related biomarkers! Explore the data here
  • February 5, 2014: New release of DisGeNET available, with updated info and data from two new resources: Text mining (TEXTM) and Rat Genome Database (RGD).
  • December 10, 2013: “DisGeNET RDF: a gene-disease association Linked Open Data resource” presented at the 2013 edition of SWAT4LS in Edinburgh.  Poster Abstract.
  • September, 2013: An RDF (Resource Description Framework) representation of DisGeNET database has been created that can be queried using our SPARQL endpoint. Making DisGeNET data available as RDF Linked Open Data promotes integration with other RDF representations of resources in the semantic web. Follow the link for more information.
  • The poster  Properties of  human disease genes in organ-specific networks by Janet Piñero, Núria Queralt and Laura I. Furlong was presented at the conference “Computational approaches to networks, cells and tissues” (April 10-11 2013, PRBB, Barcelona).
  • Febr 7, 2013: The gene-disease association ontology developed in our group has been integrated in the Semantics science Integrated Ontology (SIO; http://code.google.com/p/semanticscience/wiki/SIO), which is an integrated ontology of types and relations for rich description of objects, processes and their attributes. Thank you to Dr. Michel Dumontier (Dumontier Lab) for accepting this collaboration and helping us in the integration.
  • January, 2013: DisGeNET registered with the Neuroscience Lexicon NeuroLex.
  • Nov 30, 2012: “DisGeNET: from MySQL to Nanopublication, modelling gene-disease associations for the Semantic Web” presented at the SWAT4LS in Paris. Link to poster here
  • Oct 8-9, 2012: DisGeNET presented at the EBI-SME forum Link
  •  July 20, 2012: New release of DisGeNET available, with updated info and data from two new resources: Genetic Association Database (GAD) and Mouse Genomics Database (MGD).
  •  July 13, 2011 La bioinformàtica permet tenir un coneixement modular de les malalties genètiques Link
  •  June 27, 2011 Biomedicina Computacional y efectos adversos de los medicamentos (Diario Médico) Link