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Downloads and Upgrades: GenomeBrowse and Dfam 1.0


Golden Helix has released GenomeBrowse, a free genomic visualization and annotation tool for DNA and RNA sequence data.

GenomeBrowse provides access to a cloud-based repository of public annotations culled from resources like the dbSNP, 1000 Genomes, Ensembl, the Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man database, and more. Its annotation tracks have optimized, on-demand streaming so that researchers don’t have to download them to start viewing data.

GenomeBrowse will also have the ability to link Illumina’s BaseSpace cloud so that users can stream information in real time (BI 8/24/2012).

GenomeBrowse will be available on Golden Helix’s website beginning on Sept. 12.

Dfam 1.0 is available here.

The Dfam database is a collection of repetitive DNA element sequence alignments, hidden Markov models, and other data for complete eukaryote genomes. Version 1.0 contains 1,007 human transposable elements and 136 models of human repeat sequences for human genome annotation.

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