What’s the Answer? (genes in a region)

BioStar is a site for asking, answering and discussing bioinformatics questions. We are members of thecommunity and find it very useful. Often questions and answers arise at BioStar that are germane to our readers (end users of genomics resources). Every Thursday we will be highlighting one of those questions and answers here in this thread. You can ask questions in this thread, or you can always join in at BioStar.

This question is asked periodically at our workshops or at Biostar:

Find out the genes that correspond to my coordinates. 

There are several answers, some computational. I’ve added a simple Table Browser search that I think answers the problem with just a few steps. We recently had a question of how to use Galaxy to obtain gene names and locations within a certain distance up and downstream of a short region. It was a bit more involved, but still possible.