Recorded on June 17, 2015

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The UCSC Genome Browser is an indispensable tool for biology and biomedical researchers seeking genomics information. Explore the official reference human genome sequence, and learn to find genes and variations in disease and other target genes important to your research.

We will cover the topics needed to effectively use this powerful, free, publicly-accessible tool, including basic functionality of the Genome Browser searching and BLAT use. Only basic knowledge of genomics and biology concepts are required. This will be an introduction on how to use the Browser so no programming skills are required.

In the workshop, you’ll learn:

  • to perform basic text searches
  • explore and understand display feature in a genomic region of interest
  • customize displays to fit your needs
  • use filters to highlight data you are interested in, such as displaying non-synonymous SNPs in red to stand out
  • how to set up a view the way you want, and then save that as a “Session” to share with others

What: “Introduction to the UCSC Genome Browser” presented by OpenHelix, a division of Bio-IT World.

Who: Anyone interested in learning how to use the UCSC Genome Browser. Requires knowledge of basic genomic/biological concepts. No programming skills required.

You can download the slides, slide handouts, and exercises at