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16 July 2012 - Tasmanian Devil
Assembly Now Available in Genome Browser
We are pleased to announce the release of a Genome Browser
for the February 2011 Tasmanian devil assembly, Sarcophilus harrisii
(WTSI version Devil_refv7.0, UCSC version sarHar1). The Tasmanian devil,
which is native to the island of Tasmania, is at risk of extinction due
to a transmissible facial cancer. The devil population in Tasmania has declined by more
than 80% since the first time the disease was observed 14 years ago.
This draft assembly, created by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute,
was sequenced using Illumina reads. This completed genome is the first step
towards finding genetic mutations in the transmissible cancer, which will help
researchers understand the disease and its spread.
Bulk downloads of the sequence and annotation data are available
via the Genome Browser
FTP server or the
Downloads page. The Tasmanian devil browser
annotation tracks were generated by UCSC and collaborators worldwide.
Credits page for a detailed list of the organizations and
individuals who contributed to the success of this release.
06 July 2012 - hgText CGI
To Be Retired
We are announcing the imminent retirement of the hgText
CGI. hgText was the original version of the Table Browser,
and was replaced by the new CGI, hgTables, in 2004. A very
small number of our users are still accessing the database
using the old hgText CGI. Beginning July 24, 2012, we will
be removing the hgText CGI from our site. All users will need
to use hgTables after that time.
19 June 2012 - Many New
Assemblies Available in the Browser!
With the abundance of new vertebrate assemblies available in
GenBank, the UCSC Genome Browser team has streamlined its
browser release pipeline in the effort to keep pace.
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