UCSC Genome Browser enters 20th year

Nucleic Acids Res. 2020 Jan 8;48(D1):D756-D761. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkz1012.


The University of California Santa Cruz Genome Browser website (https://genome.ucsc.edu) enters its 20th year of providing high-quality genomics data visualization and genome annotations to the research community. In the past year, we have added a new option to our web BLAT tool that allows search against all genomes, a single-cell expression viewer (https://cells.ucsc.edu), a 'lollipop' plot display mode for high-density variation data, a RESTful API for data extraction and a custom-track backup feature. New datasets include Tabula Muris single-cell expression data, GeneHancer regulatory annotations, The Cancer Genome Atlas Pan-Cancer variants, Genome Reference Consortium Patch sequences, new ENCODE transcription factor binding site peaks and clusters, the Database of Genomic Variants Gold Standard Variants, Genomenon Mastermind variants and three new multi-species alignment tracks.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Databases, Genetic*
  • Genome, Human*
  • Genomics
  • Humans
  • Internet
  • Software*