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New Golden Path and Ensembl Features Accompany Sequence Papers


As the International Human Genome Sequencing Consortium makes its sequence analysis available this week, two informatics tools for browsing the public data are due for significant enhancements.

Within a week of the paper’s publication, Golden Path, developed by the University of California-Santa Cruz, will make a new browser with a fully annotated version of the October 7 draft of the genome available on its website,, said James Kent, chief architect of the browser. The new browser will be similar to the current one, “but the way it handles known genes will improve a little bit,” Kent said.

Meanwhile, the Sanger Center’s annotated genome website, Ensembl (, will have a new distributed annotation feature available beginning February 12, according to Ensembl developer Tim Hubbard. This new feature will allow users to view and compare genome annotation from different sources distributed across the Internet. “The client in this system can integrate information on the fly, and in one view offer annotation on a number of people simultaneously,” said Hubbard.


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