Juicebox Provides a Visualization System for Hi-C Contact Maps with Unlimited Zoom

Cell Syst. 2016 Jul;3(1):99-101. doi: 10.1016/j.cels.2015.07.012.


Hi-C experiments study how genomes fold in 3D, generating contact maps containing features as small as 20 bp and as large as 200 Mb. Here we introduce Juicebox, a tool for exploring Hi-C and other contact map data. Juicebox allows users to zoom in and out of Hi-C maps interactively, just as a user of Google Earth might zoom in and out of a geographic map. Maps can be compared to one another, or to 1D tracks or 2D feature sets.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Genome*
  • Humans
  • Software