Future newsletter items

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Items for February newsletter

  • Announcement of new disjoint_from tags in gene_ontology.obo file (Jane)
      • DO WE REALLY WANT TO DO THIS? There are still a few disjoint violations in the ontology.
    • also mention that SO has them now too between the top nodes and between region and junction
  • SGD gene_assocations file will now have IEAs beginning March 8th (Eurie)
On March 8, 2008, the Saccharomyces Genome Database (SGD) will change the contents of our file that
contains GO annotations. This is a major change as we will add annotations that are associated with 
computationally predicted methods. The SGD file currently does not include annotations that are made 
using the IEA evidence code.

These annotations will include computationally predicted annotations to the Gene Ontology created by 
the Gene Ontology Annotation (GOA) project at EBI, Hinxton UK.

The file available from the GO Consortium is called 'gene_association.sgd' and is available from the 
following locations:

GO Consortium web page:


  • Ontology development
    • The new regulation relationships (Tanya and David)
    • Other developments (topics addressed/done in January?)
  • Branching of ISS evidence code - note the the previous letter had an update on evidence codes mentioning that documentation for ISS is 'under review' and now we can announce that this has been completed (Michelle)
  • AmiGO release likely by Feb 20th. Announcement about the new features- AmiGO /Webpresence WG
  • The annotation workshop that Linda Hannick is running.

Items for future newsletters

  • Orthology establishment for the Reference Genomes MODs genes - Princeton group

Items suggested for newsletters, but better somewhere else

  • Standards for GO data in publications

New task for Group

  • Obtain an ISSN for the Newsletter,[1]