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Additional tools at the UCSC Genome Browser

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Learn to use tools associated with the UCSC Genome Browser with this free tutorial, sponsored by UCSC Genome Bioinformatics Group. The UCSC Genome Browser provides other tools beyond genome browsing and querying that may be useful to your research. This third tutorial in the UCSC Genome Browser series explores additional interfaces, access points and visualizations for various data types, all within the framework of the official genome reference sequences from many species.
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You'll learn:

  • to use the clever Gene Sorter to find relationships among genes
  • to perform in silico PCR to identify possible PCR products
  • to access ENCODE project data, including pre-publication material
  • to find protein data in the Proteome Browser
  • to explore image data with the VisiGene Browser


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Zammataro Luca et al., AnnotateGenomicRegions: a web application Integrated Bio-Search: Selected Works from the 12th International Workshop on Network Tools and Applications in Biology (NETTAB 2012) Integrated Bio-Search: 12th International Workshop on Network Tools and Applications in Biology (NETTAB 2012). BMC Bioinformatics (2014) doi:10.1186/1471-2105-15-S1-S8

Liu Hui et al., Detection of type 2 diabetes related modules and genes based on epigenetic networks Selected articles from the Twelfth Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Conference (APBC 2014): Systems Biology The Twelfth Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Conference (APBC 2014). BMC Systems Biology (2014) doi:10.1186/1752-0509-8-S1-S5

Shimojima Keiko et al., Whole-exome sequencing identifies a de novo TUBA1A mutation in a patient with sporadic malformations of cortical development: a case report. BMC Research Notes (2014) doi:10.1186/1756-0500-7-465

Hudson J Nicholas et al., Information compression exploits patterns of genome composition to discriminate populations and highlight regions of evolutionary interest Comparative genomics. BMC Bioinformatics (2014) doi:10.1186/1471-2105-15-66

Lou I Dianne et al., Rapid evolution of BRCA1 and BRCA2 in humans and other primates Genome evolution and evolutionary systems biology. BMC Evolutionary Biology (2014) doi:10.1186/1471-2148-14-155

More about the resource:

The UCSC Genome Browser, sometimes referred to as the "Golden Path" browser, offers a well-organized and user-friendly view of the human genome, and dozens of other genomes as well. The official genomic sequence is supplemented with many other data types which are useful to researchers: expression, variation, comparative genomics, and many more. The data can be accessed with simple text or sequence searches, or probed in depth with customized queries.


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