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Galaxy: a platform for interactive large-scale genome analysis.

Accessing and analyzing the exponentially expanding genomic sequence and functional data pose a challenge for biomedical researchers. Here we describe an interactive system, Galaxy, that combines the power of existing genome annotation databases with a simple Web portal to enable users to search remote resources, combine data from independent queries, and visualize the results. The heart of Galaxy is a flexible history system that stores the queries from each user; performs operations such as intersections, unions, and subtractions; and links to other computational tools. Galaxy can be accessed at

Pubmed ID: 16169926


  • Giardine B
  • Riemer C
  • Hardison RC
  • Burhans R
  • Elnitski L
  • Shah P
  • Zhang Y
  • Blankenberg D
  • Albert I
  • Taylor J
  • Miller W
  • Kent WJ
  • Nekrutenko A


Genome research

Publication Data

October 5, 2005

Associated Grants

  • Agency: NIDDK NIH HHS, Id: DK65806
  • Agency: NHGRI NIH HHS, Id: HG02238

Mesh Terms

  • Biological Evolution
  • Databases, Genetic
  • Genome
  • Internet
  • Promoter Regions, Genetic