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Downloads and Upgrades: UCSC Genome Browser and RefSeq 66

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The bioinformatics group at the University of California, Santa Cruz has released assemblies for pika (Ochotona princeps) and shrew (Sorex araneus).

Bulk downloads of the sequence and annotation data are available via the Genome Browser ftp server or from the downloads page.


RefSeq 66 is now available from the National Center for Biotechnology Information via ftp.

This release has nearly 59 million records describing 43,671,159 proteins, 7,568,770 RNAs, and sequences from 41,263 different NCBI Taxons.

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