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27 November 2013 -
100 Species Conservation Track now available on hg19
After 15.4 years of CPU run-time in 9,905,594 individual 'jobs' and 99 cluster runs for lastz
pair-wise alignment...we are excited to announce the release of a 100 species alignment on the
hg19/GRCh37 human Genome Browser.
This new Conservation track shows multiple alignments of 100 species and measurements of
evolutionary conservation using two methods (phastCons and phyloP) from the PHAST package.
This adds 40 more species to the existing 60-way on the mm10 mouse browser. For more information
about the 100 species Conservation track, see its
We'd also like to acknowledge the hard work of the UCSC Genome Browser staff who pulled together
the information for this track: Hiram Clawson and Pauline Fujita.
24 October 2013 -
Job Opening: UCSC Genome Browser Trainer
The Center for Biomolecular Science
and Engineering (CBSE) at University of California Santa Cruz
seeks an articulate, self-motivated educator for the two-year position of UCSC Genome
Browser trainer. The trainer develops curriculum and provides in-person training on the UCSC
Genome Browser at universities, hospitals, institutes, and professional
meetings in the United States and internationally. Typical audiences include graduate
and post-graduate biologists and doctors, with Genome Browser experience ranging from novice
users to bioinformatics specialists. Presentations include formal talks, problem-solving
sessions, and two-day workshops.
This position requires a Master's degree in a biological science, depth in molecular
biology, experience in a research environment, working knowledge of the UCSC Genome Browser,
understanding of its role in research methodology, and experience teaching or training in a
scientific environment. Preferred qualifications include a PhD in a relevant field,
experience with video production, and experience with HTML or web content management
For more information and to apply for this position, see
Job #1304619 on the UCSC Staff
23 October 2013 -
dbSNP 138 Available for hg19:
We are pleased to announce the release of four tracks derived from NCBI
dbSNP Build 138
data, available on the human assembly (GRCh37/hg19).
11 October 2013 -
Updated DGV Structural Variation Track:
The UCSC Genome Browser team is pleased to announce an updated DGV Structural Variation
track to reflect the official launch of the new Database of Genomic Variants.