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Tools for Comparative Genomics

Tutorial and training materials by OpenHelix

Learn to use VISTA from the Genomics Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. VISTA provides a way to examine the data from many genomes, with extensive annotation for various data types including known genes, predicted genes, SNPs, comparative multi-species analysis and much more. VISTA also contains excellent sequence alignment and visualization tools with capacity for long sequences. Use VISTA as a primary resource for your comparative genomics research needs.

You'll learn:

  • how to examine pre-computed relationships among a variety of species
  • ways of submitting and analyzing sequences of your own in VISTA
  • how to discover possible regulatory transcription factor binding sites in your favorite genes
  • to compare genomic sequences with customizable graphical representations and many other output options


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More about the resource:

VISTA is a powerful comparative genomics system which may lead to discoveries of medical importance. The VISTA family of tools is developed and hosted at Genomics Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. This collaborative effort is supported by supported by the Programs for Genomic Applications grant from the NHLBI/NIH and the Office of Biological and Environmental Research, Office of Science, US Department of Energy.

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