The UCSC Genome Browser group has released four tracks for the human assembly derived from dbSNP 137.

The new tracks contain additional annotation data not included in previous dbSNP tracks, with corresponding coloring and filtering options in the genome browser. One track contains all mappings of reference SNPs to the human assembly while the other three tracks are subsets of this track.


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