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UCSC Genome Browser Sequence and Annotations

bioinformatics biology genetic genomic life sciences


The UCSC Genome Browser is an online graphical viewer for genomes, a genome browser, hosted by the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). The interactive website offers access to genome sequence data from a variety of vertebrate and invertebrate species and major model organisms, integrated with a large collection of aligned annotations. This dataset is a copy of the MySQL tables in MyISAM binary and tab-sep format and all binary files in custom formats, sometimes referred as 'gbdb'-files. Data from the UCSC Genome Browser is free and open for use by anyone. However, every genome annotation track has been created by an academic research group, or, in a few cases, by commercial companies. Please acknowledge them by citing them. The information can be found by going to, selecting the respective genome assembly and clicking on the data track. At the end of the documentation, we provide a list of references and acknowledgements.

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Public domain, some tracks require attribution


Managed By

University of California Santa Cruz Genome Institute

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How to Cite

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Resources on AWS

  • Description
    Resource type
    S3 Bucket
    Amazon Resource Name (ARN)
    AWS Region
    AWS CLI Access (No AWS account required)
    aws s3 ls --no-sign-request s3://genome-browser/

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