The Genome Reference Consortium
Putting sequences into a chromosome context.
The original model for representing the genome assemblies was to use a single, preferred tiling path to produce a single consensus representation of the genome. Subsequent analysis has shown that for most mammalian genomes a single tiling path is insufficient to represent a genome in regions with complex allelic diversity. The GRC is now working to create assemblies that better represent this diversity and provide more robust substrates for genome analysis.
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The GRC has submitted the GRCh38 assembly to GenBank. A public release is expected next week. If you have questions or concerns about this let us know.
Slides from the GRC's presentation at ASHG 2013 are available on the Workshops page.
We are planning to update the zebrafish reference assembly to GRCz10 in early 2014. If you have questions or concerns about this let us know.