GenVisR: Genomic Visualizations in R

Bioinformatics. 2016 Oct 1;32(19):3012-4. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btw325. Epub 2016 Jun 10.


Visualizing and summarizing data from genomic studies continues to be a challenge. Here, we introduce the GenVisR package to addresses this challenge by providing highly customizable, publication-quality graphics focused on cohort level genome analyses. GenVisR provides a rapid and easy-to-use suite of genomic visualization tools, while maintaining a high degree of flexibility by leveraging the abilities of ggplot2 and Bioconductor.

Availability and implementation: GenVisR is an R package available via Bioconductor ( under GPLv3. Support is available via GitHub ( and the Bioconductor support website.

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Supplementary information: Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.

MeSH terms

  • Genome
  • Genomics*
  • Software*