The UCSC genome browser database: 2008 update

D. Karolchik, R. M. Kuhn, R. Baertsch, G. P. Barber, H. Clawson, M. Diekhans, B. Giardine, R. A. Harte, A. S. Hinrichs, F. Hsu, K. M. Kober, W. Miller, J. S. Pedersen, A. Pohl, B. J. Raney, B. Rhead, K. R. Rosenbloom, K. E. Smith, M. Stanke, A. ThakkapallayilH. Trumbower, T. Wang, A. S. Zweig, D. Haussler, W. J. Kent

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Abstract

The University of California, Santa Cruz, Genome Browser Database (GBD) provides integrated sequence and annotation data for a large collection of vertebrate and model organism genomes. Seventeen new assemblies have been added to the database in the past year, for a total coverage of 19 vertebrate and 21 invertebrate species as of September 2007. For each assembly, the GBD contains a collection of annotation data aligned to the genomic sequence. Highlights of this year's additions include a 28-species human-based vertebrate conservation annotation, an enhanced UCSC Genes set, and more human variation, MGC, and ENCODE data. The database is optimized for fast interactive performance with a set of web-based tools that may be used to view, manipulate, filter and download the annotation data. New toolset features include the Genome Graphs tool for displaying genome-wide data sets, session saving and sharing, better custom track management, expanded Genome Browser configuration options and a Genome Browser wiki site.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)D773-D779
JournalNucleic acids research
Volume36
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2008

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