A repository for high-quality gene models produced by the manual annotation of vertebrate genomes. The final update of Vega, version 68, was released in February 2017 and is now archived at vega.archive.ensembl.org. We plan to maintain this resource until Feb 2020.
Tools using VEGA:
Otter (http://www.sanger.ac.uk/science/tools/otter/) enables human annotators to compare numerous sources of evidence and then to build gene objects with multiple alternative transcripts.
The SeqTools package (http://www.sanger.ac.uk/science/tools/seqtools/) contains three tools for visualising sequence alignments: Blixem, Dotter and Belvu.