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UCSC genome browser tutorial.

The University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) Genome Bioinformatics website consists of a suite of free, open-source, on-line tools that can be used to browse, analyze, and query genomic data. These tools are available to anyone who has an Internet browser and an interest in genomics. The website provides a quick and easy-to-use visual display of genomic data. It places annotation tracks beneath genome coordinate positions, allowing rapid visual correlation of different types of information. Many of the annotation tracks are submitted by scientists worldwide; the others are computed by the UCSC Genome Bioinformatics group from publicly available sequence data. It also allows users to upload and display their own experimental results or annotation sets by creating a custom track. The suite of tools, downloadable data files, and links to documentation and other information can be found at

Pubmed ID: 18514479


  • Zweig AS
  • Karolchik D
  • Kuhn RM
  • Haussler D
  • Kent WJ



Publication Data

August 15, 2008

Associated Grants

  • Agency: NCI NIH HHS, Id: N01-CO-12400
  • Agency: NHGRI NIH HHS, Id: P41 HG002371
  • Agency: Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Id:

Mesh Terms

  • Base Sequence
  • California
  • Computational Biology
  • Genome
  • Internet
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Software
  • Universities