The UCSC Genome Browser database: 2019 update

Nucleic Acids Res. 2019 Jan 8;47(D1):D853-D858. doi: 10.1093/nar/gky1095.


The UCSC Genome Browser ( is a graphical viewer for exploring genome annotations. For almost two decades, the Browser has provided visualization tools for genetics and molecular biology and continues to add new data and features. This year, we added a new tool that lets users interactively arrange existing graphing tracks into new groups. Other software additions include new formats for chromosome interactions, a ChIP-Seq peak display for track hubs and improved support for HGVS. On the annotation side, we have added gnomAD, TCGA expression, RefSeq Functional elements, GTEx eQTLs, CRISPR Guides, SNPpedia and created a 30-way primate alignment on the human genome. Nine assemblies now have RefSeq-mapped gene models.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Chromosome Mapping
  • Databases, Genetic*
  • Genome / genetics*
  • Genome, Human / genetics
  • Genomics*
  • Humans
  • Molecular Sequence Annotation
  • Software*
  • Web Browser