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12 December 2014 -
New D. melanogaster (dm6) Assembly Now Available in the Genome Browser
We are pleased to announce the release of a Genome Browser for the August 2014 assembly
of Drosophila melanogaster (BDGP Release 6, UCSC version dm6). This updated D.
melanogaster assembly was provided by the Berkeley Drosophila Genome Project (BDGP). Please see
this announcement on the FlyBase website for more details about this
updated D. melanogaster assembly.
Bulk downloads of the sequence and annotation data are available via the Genome
page. These data have
specific conditions for use.
The D. melanogaster (dm6) browser annotation tracks were generated by UCSC and
collaborators worldwide. See the
Credits page for a detailed
list of the organizations and individuals who contributed to this release.
29 October 2014 -
Genome Browser in a Box (GBiB)
Sometimes you just want to keep your genomics data to yourself. Have you ever
hesitated when uploading your data set into the UCSC Genome Browser? If so,
you'll be happy to know that we have created a stand-alone personal version:
Genome Browser in a Box (GBiB). If you have sensitive genomics data that you
would like to view securely on your own laptop in the context of the UCSC
Genome Browser, GBiB is for you.
GBiB is an easy-to-install personal copy of the Genome Browser that comes
preloaded with the most popular annotation tracks for human. It is highly
configurable — you can access or download other annotation tracks of
interest, or view any of the other 90+ organisms featured in the public
Genome Browser. GBiB runs inside of Oracle's free VirtualBox virtual machine.
It has the same core functionality as the UCSC Genome Browser, but keeps your
data private and local to your own computer.
GBiB is free for non-commercial use by non-profit organizations, academic
institutions, and for personal use. Commercial use requires purchase of a
license with setup fee and annual payment. Download or purchase GBiB in
our secure online store.
You can read more about GBiB on our
blog, or in the
20 October 2014 -
dbSNP 141 Available for hg19 and hg38:
We are pleased to announce the release of four tracks derived from NCBI
dbSNP Build 141
data, available on the two most recent human assemblies GRCh37/hg19 and GRCh38/hg38.
07 October 2014 -
Introducing the UCSC Genome Browser Blog:
We're excited to introduce a new
blog that will feature posts by
Genome Browser staff and guests.