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26 June 2015 -
New Bonobo (panPan1) Assembly Now Available in the Genome Browser
We are pleased to announce the release of a Genome Browser for the May 2012
assembly of bonobo, Pan paniscus (Max-Planck Institute panpan1, UCSC
version panPan1). The assembly was provided by the
Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
There are 10,867 scaffolds with a total size of 2,869,190,071 bases.
Bulk downloads of the sequence and annotation data are available via the Genome
page. These data have
specific conditions for use.
The bonobo (panPan1) 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.
12 June 2015 -
Have you ever wished that the Table Browser could associate your custom track items
with some other track, while retaining the item names from both? We have released a
new tool that can do just that, and more: the Data Integrator.
Using the Data Integrator you can select up to five tracks, including custom tracks
and hub tracks, and output tab-separated text that contains all the fields from both
the first track and the overlapping items from the other track(s). If you need only
a subset of the fields from your selected tracks, the Data Integrator allows you to
choose which fields to include in the output. You can also query your current Genome
Browser position, search for positions of items such as genes, SNPs, etc. by name,
query over a set of up to 1000 positions, and even retrieve genome-wide data
(subject to data size). The Data Integrator output can be viewed in your web browser
window or downloaded to an optionally gzip-compressed file. Look for "Data Integrator"
in the Genome Browser Tools menu (top blue bar) if you'd like to try it out.
For more information about the Data Integrator's capabilities and usage, see the
As always, we welcome questions and feedback on our public mailing list:
Thanks to Angie Hinrichs and Matthew Speir for all of their work on this feature.
28 May 2015 -
New UCSC Genes Track Released for GRCm38/mm10:
We're happy to announce the release of an updated UCSC Genes track for the GRCm38/mm10
mouse Genome Browser.
15 May 2015 -
Work for Us! New Job Openings on the UCSC Genome Browser Project:
The UCSC Genome Browser project team is looking for two talented people to join our
engineering staff based in Santa Cruz, CA.