Last week, the 21st version of the open access resource Human Protein Atlas was released. The new update contains a lot of new data and content, divided into 10 separate sections. All data on the approximately 15 million individual web pages have been updated based on recent genome release.
A few examples of new content is the Tissue cell type section, where it is possible to explore cell type specificity of genes within different tissue types, gene expression clustering for four of the sections, new method summaries and an updated dictionary.
The Human Protein Atlas program has already contributed to several thousands of publications in the field of human biology and disease and it is selected by the organization ELIXIR (www.elixir-europe.org) as a European core resource due to its fundamental importance for a wider life science community. The Human Protein Atlas consortium is mainly funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.