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19 June 2014 -
Conservation Track Released for Rat
We are pleased to announce the release of a new Conservation track based on the rat (RGSC 5.0/rn5) assembly.
This track shows multiple alignments of 13 vertebrate species and measurements of evolutionary
conservation using two methods (phastCons and phyloP) from the PHAST package for all species. The
multiple alignments were generated using multiz and other tools in the UCSC/Penn State Bioinformatics
comparative genomics alignment pipeline. Conserved elements identified by phastCons are also displayed
in this track. For more details, visit the
track description page.
With the release of this new conservation track for the rat (RGSC 5.0/rn5) assembly, we have changed the
default rat browser on our website from rn4 to rn5. In general, the Genome Browser will continue to display
whichever rat assembly you are already viewing, however, by default it will go to the rn5 assembly for users
that haven't recently viewed a rat assembly. However, there are circumstances in which the assembly may
switch to the newer version (for instance, if you reset your browser to the defaults). If you find yourself
in a situation where some of your favorite browser tracks have "disappeared", you may want to check that
you're viewing the right assembly.
We would like to thank Pauline Fujita, Matthew Speir, and Hiram Clawson for their efforts in creating this track.
30 May 2014 -
New Human Variation Track Now Available
We are pleased to announce the release of the new Exome Variant Server (EVS) Variants track. The
EVS, maintained by the
Nickerson lab at the University of
Washington, contains variant annotations for over 6,500 exomes that were sequenced as part of the
NHLBI GO Exome Sequencing Project
(ESP). This annotation includes information such as function, clinical association, dbSNP rsID,
average sample read depth, and much more. You can find more information on how the data for this
track was generated on the track description page.
We would like to acknowledge Tim Dreszer and Matthew Speir for their hard work in creating this track.
22 May 2014 -
New Roadmap Epigenomics Integrative Analysis Hub now available:
We are pleased to announce the addition of the
Roadmap Epigenomics Integrative Analysis Hub to our list of publicly available track hubs.
15 May 2014 -
We're happy to announce the release of a new UCSC Genes track for the
GRCh38/hg38 human Genome Browser.