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18 April 2014 -
New Motif Displays for Transcription Factor ChIP-seq Track and New Genome Segmentations from ENCODE
The Browser's default displayed Transcription Factor ChIP-seq track is updating to the
latest data release,
which has been enhanced with the display of Factorbook motifs. Within a cluster, a green
highlight indicates the highest scoring site of a Factorbook-identified canonical motif for the
corresponding factor. Upon clicking a transcription factor's cluster with a motif, the details page
now displays the motif's sequence logo, alignment and underlying Positional Weight Matrix. Also,
the track configuration page now enables the filtering of factors.
The newly added
Genome Segmentations from ENCODE tracks display multivariate genome-segmentation performed on
six human cell types
(GM12878, K562, H1-hESC, HeLa-S3, HepG2, and HUVEC), integrating ChIP-seq data for
eight chromatin marks, RNA Polymerase II, the CTCF transcription factor and input data. In total,
twenty-five states were used to segment the genome, and these states were then grouped and colored to
highlight predicted functional elements. These Genome Segmentations are the same data as
found in the Analysis Working Group Hub, but are now hosted natively in the Browser with enhanced
filtering capability where desired segmented states can be selected using the
'Filter by Segment Type' control on the track configuration page.
15 April 2014 -
New Minke Whale (balAcu1) Assembly Now Available in the Genome Browser
A Genome Browser is now available for the minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata scammoni)
assembly released October 2013 by the
Korea Ocean Research & Development Institute (KORDI version BalAcu1.0, UCSC version balAcu1).
For more information and statistics about this assembly, see the NCBI assembly record for
BalAcu1.0. There are
10,776 scaffolds with a total size of 2,431,687,698 bases.
Bulk downloads of the sequence and annotation data may be obtained from the Genome Browser
FTP server or the
Downloads page. Please
observe the conditions for use when accessing and
using these data sets. The annotation tracks for this browser were generated by UCSC and
collaborators worldwide. See the Credits
page for a detailed list of the organizations and individuals who contributed to this release.
11 April 2014 -
New UCSC Genes Track Released for GRCm38/mm10:
We're happy to announce the release of an updated UCSC Genes
track for the GRCm38/mm10 mouse Genome Browser.
06 March 2014 -
The new GRCh38 Human Genome Browser is here!:
In the final days of 2013, the Genome Reference Consortium (GRC)
released the eagerly awaited GRCh38 human genome assembly, the
first major revision of the human genome in more than four years.