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Finding and loading external annotation tracks

asked 2013-02-20 12:37:04 -0600

Nick Schaefer gravatar image

How do I find and load external annotation tracks such as OMIM and RefSeq data? Eg as mentioned in Gabe's video and the GenomeBrowse web page.

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answered 2013-02-21 00:42:21 -0600

Nick Schaefer gravatar image

Oops, my antivirus program again. Just doesn't like the rfs address I guess. I've discovered in the fine print that I can't make exceptions in the 64bit version. Anyway I've downloaded those tracks now. thanks Nick PS I really like this browser-great visualisation. A lot of fun as well as educational.

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answered 2013-02-20 16:50:17 -0600

Hi Nick,

All available annotation tracks can be found through the Add dialog box. Once logged into GenomeBrowse go to File > Add or select the Add icon on the tool bar. Then on the Annotations Tab you will see a listing of all the annotation tracks we have available for the current genome selected. If you want to view all available tracks for every genome you can uncheck the box at the bottom of the dialog for "Hide sources for genomes other than...".

We have annotation tracks for OMIM Genes and RefSeq Genes for both the NCBI_36 and GRCh_37 human build available for streaming from the cloud or for direct download. Highlight the desire tracks and click Add to Project to stream them from the cloud or press Download to create a local copy of the track.

The annotation tracks available through the Add dialog in GenomeBrowse are tracks we have curated from available public data sources into a format (IDF) that GenomeBrowse can read. If there is a particular annotation track you would like to be made available please let us know know and we will add it to our list of data to be curated.

If you have any further questions please let us know.

Thanks, Jami...

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