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 https://genome.ucsc.edu, 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.

Update Frequency



Public domain, some tracks require attribution





How to Cite

UCSC Genome Browser Sequence and Annotations was accessed on DATE from https://registry.opendata.aws/ucsc-genome-browser.

Resources on AWS

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

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