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.

You will learn:

  • 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
TUTORIAL RELATED CONTENT

TUTORIALS

This tutorial is a part of the tutorial group UCSC Tutorials. You might find the other tutorials in the group interesting:

ENCODE Foundations: ENCyclopedia of DNA Elements

UCSC Genome Browser: The Additional Tools: Additional tools at the UCSC Genome Browser

UCSC Genome Browser: Custom Tracks and Table Browser: UCSC Genome Browser advanced topics

UCSC Archaeal Genome Browser: Provides you with many research and analysis tools that can be used to examine the genomes of more than 50 microbial species from the domain archaea.

ENCODE Data at UCSC: ENCODE Data at UCSC

CATEGORIES

Algorithms and Analysis : This category contains various tools that may help perform analysis of different genomics data types. This may include sequence alignment, large-scale or complex queries, motif finding, or comparative assessments.

Genome Databases (euk) : Genomic databases or repositories primarily aimed at eukaryotic organisms. Some may contain prokaryotic data as well.

BLOG POSTS

Video Tip of the Week: Viewing Amino Acid info in the UCSC Genome Browser: We've been doing training on the UCSC Genome Browser for over 10 years now. We've seen it grow from just a few genomes and a few tracks to the enormous trove of information it is today. In fact, one of...

Customizing Your Digital Research Environment with Genome Browsers, #BioIT15: Every time we do a workshop on genome browser tools and other associated resources, we find that there's someone who's shocked to discover how much they didn't realize was underneath the interface. One...

Video Tip of the Week: The New OpenHelix Interface: Generally we like to highlight new features and new tools from bioinformatics software providers. But this week we wanted to introduce some new features of our own OpenHelix site. If you've been using ...

Video Tip of the Week: Aquaria, streamlined access to protein structures for biologists: This week's Video Tip of the Week is Aquaria, a new resource for exploring protein structures, mutations, and similarities to other proteins. It's a very well-designed and interactive experience for en...

Video Tip of the Week: Genome Browser in a Box: We've been doing UCSC Genome Browser training workshops for a decade now. We've seen all sorts of situations--from places that had terrific bioinformatics and IT support, to places where the attendees ...

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