The UCSC Genome Browser Introduction
Free Tutorial Suite Sponsored By UCSC Bioinformatics Group
|Learn to use the UCSC Genome Browser with this free tutorial, sponsored by UCSC Genome Bioinformatics Group. The UCSC Genome Browser provides a way to examine the data from many genomes, with extensive annotation tracks for various data types including known genes, predicted genes, SNPs, comparative multi-species analysis and much more. This introductory tutorial focuses on the foundation and framework for the organization and display of the data, and basic text and sequence searches. This tutorial, which is the first in a series of three tutorials on the UCSC Genome Browser, will get you on your way to expertly navigating this vital tool for genomic research.|
- to perform basic text searches on the UCSC Genome Browser
- to understand and customize the displays in genomic regions of interest
- to access additional details and sequence data
- to start with a sequence and find genomic regions of interest using BLAT
This tutorial is a part of the tutorial group Genome Browsers. You might find the other tutorials in the group interesting:
This tutorial is a part of the tutorial group UCSC Tutorials. You might find the other tutorials in the group interesting:
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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, along with 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 using BLAT, or probed in depth with customized queries. Be sure to see the other UCSC tutorials for advanced topics and additional tools as well.
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