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11 February 2013 -
Denisova tracks released on hg19 browser
In conjunction with the publication of the paper by Meyer et al.
A High-Coverage Genome Sequence from an Archaic Denisovan Individual
the UCSC Genome Browser is hosting a set of new tracks. Briefly, Meyer et al.
applied a novel single-stranded DNA library preparation method to DNA previously
extracted from 40mg of a phalanx bone excavated from Denisova Cave in the
Altai Mountains in southern Siberia.
Two supporting datasets and one analysis dataset are now available in the Genome Browser:
- Modern Human Variants: variant calls made from sequence reads of eleven individuals
mapped to the human genome, used in statistical analyses to put the divergence of the
Denisova genome into perspective with regard to present-day humans.
- Denisova Sequence: high-coverage (30X) sequence reads from an archaic Denisovan
individual mapped to the human genome reference assembly.
- Modern Human Derived, Denisova Ancestral: mutations in the modern human lineage
that rose to fixation or near fixation since the split from the last common
ancestor with Denisovans, along with predicted functional effects from Ensembl's
Variant Effect Predictor (VEP).
We'd like to thank Richard Green and the many authors of the Science paper
for providing the UCSC Genome Browser with these data.
We'd also like to acknowledge the hard work of the UCSC Genome Browser staff
who pulled together the annotations and information for these tracks:
Angie Hinrichs and Pauline Fujita.
25 January 2013 -
Southern White Rhinoceros Genome Browser Release:
We are pleased to announce the release of a Genome Browser for the May 2012
assembly of the Southern White Rhinoceros, Ceratotherium simum simum
(Broad Institute version cerSimSim1.0, UCSC version cerSim1).
22 January 2013 -
New Baboon (papAnu2) Assembly Now Available in the Genome Browser:
We are pleased to announce the release of a Genome Browser for the March 2012
assembly of the Olive Baboon, Papio anubis (Baylor Panu_2.0, UCSC version
15 January 2013 -
New Lamprey (petMar2) Assembly Now Available in the Genome Browser:
We are pleased to announce the release of a Genome Browser for the September 2010
assembly of the Lamprey, Petromyzon marinus (WUGSC 7.0, UCSC version
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