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New Products: New Assemblies for UCSC Genome Browser

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The University of California, Santa Cruz, has released 28 new vertebrate assemblies on the Genome Browser website, featuring 22 new species and six assembly updates. The assemblies were added to support the 60-species conservation track on the latest mouse assembly, and some were originally sequenced and assembled for the Mammalian Genome Project.

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