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27 November 2012 -
New UCSC Genes Track Released for Mouse
We're happy to announce the release of a new UCSC Genes
track for the GRCm38/mm10 mouse Genome Browser.
The new release has 59,121 transcripts, compared with
55,419 in the previous version on mm9. The total number
of canonical genes has increased from 28,661 to 31,227.
Comparing the new gene set with the previous version:
- 48,739 transcripts did not change between versions.
- 423 transcripts were not carried forward to the new version.
- 5,108 transcripts are "compatible" with those in the previous
set, meaning that the two transcripts show consistent splicing.
- 1,037 transcripts overlap with those in the previous set.
More details about the new UCSC Genes track can be found on
the UCSC Genes track description page. Also, please note that GRCm38/mm10
is now the default mouse assembly on the Genome Browser Gateway.
Many thanks to Brian Raney, Jim Kent, and Luvina Guruvadoo
for their work on this track!
14 November 2012 -
ENCODE Tutorials Available at Open Helix
OpenHelix and the UCSC Bioinformatics group have worked
together to give everyone free access to the newly
updated ENCODE tutorial until the end of February 2013.
The online tutorial suite teaches users how to access
the ENCODE data in the UCSC Genome Browser. The online
tutorial, created by OpenHelix in conjunction with the
UCSC Bioinformatics Group can be viewed for free at
tutorial has been updated to reflect the recent changes
to the UCSC Genome Browser.
The original tutorial is still available at
The online narrated tutorial, which runs in just about
any browser, can be viewed from beginning to end or
navigated using chapters and forward and backward sliders.
The approximately 60-minute tutorial explores ways
to access the ENCODE data available within the UCSC Genome
In addition to the tutorial, users can also access useful
training materials including the animated PowerPoint slides
used as a basis for the tutorial, suggested script for the
slides, slide handouts, and exercises.
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