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Download a sequence or region

Click on the 'Export data' button in the lefthand menu of most pages to export:

  • FASTA sequence
  • GTF or GFF features

...and more!

Customise your download

Custom datasets can be retrieved using the BioMart data-mining tool.

You may find exploring this web-based query tool easier than extracting information direct from our databases.

Fetch data programmatically

Write your own Perl scripts to retrieve small-to-medium datasets. All our data, as well as added functionality, is available through the Ensembl Perl API.

Use the API to retrieve gene and transcript sets, fetch alignments between sequences, compare allele frequencies and much more!

You can also use our REST API (currently in Beta) to retrieve data to process in the programming language of your choice.

Download databases & software

All of our data and software, including pipelines and web code, is available free.