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Nucleic Acids Res. 2017 Jan 4;45(D1):D626-D634. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkw1134. Epub 2016 Nov 29.

The UCSC Genome Browser database: 2017 update.

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Genomics Institute, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA
Genomics Institute, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA.
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA.


Since its 2001 debut, the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) Genome Browser ( team has provided continuous support to the international genomics and biomedical communities through a web-based, open source platform designed for the fast, scalable display of sequence alignments and annotations landscaped against a vast collection of quality reference genome assemblies. The browser's publicly accessible databases are the backbone of a rich, integrated bioinformatics tool suite that includes a graphical interface for data queries and downloads, alignment programs, command-line utilities and more. This year's highlights include newly designed home and gateway pages; a new 'multi-region' track display configuration for exon-only, gene-only and custom regions visualization; new genome browsers for three species (brown kiwi, crab-eating macaque and Malayan flying lemur); eight updated genome assemblies; extended support for new data types such as CRAM, RNA-seq expression data and long-range chromatin interaction pairs; and the unveiling of a new supported mirror site in Japan.

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