The UCSC genome browser: what every molecular biologist should know

Curr Protoc Mol Biol. 2009 Oct;Chapter 19:Unit19.9. doi: 10.1002/0471142727.mb1909s88.


Electronic data resources can enable molecular biologists to query and display many useful features that make benchwork more efficient and drive new discoveries. The UCSC Genome Browser provides a wealth of data and tools that advance one's understanding of genomic context for many species, enable detailed understanding of data, and provide the ability to interrogate regions of interest. Researchers can also supplement the standard display with their own data to query and share with others. Effective use of these resources has become crucial to biological research today, and this unit describes some practical applications of the UCSC Genome Browser.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Computational Biology / methods*
  • Computer Graphics
  • Databases, Genetic
  • Genomics / methods*
  • Software*
  • User-Computer Interface