Tip of the Week: Viewing data across databases

Vista tip Today’s tip looks at one example of how to view the same genomic data across several databases simply by browsing. You can download the data from analysis tools and databases in several formats and use that in others, and someday we’ll do a tip on that. But today’s tips shows you that many databases link out between them allowing you to view data in one context and then another simply by clicking a link. We are going to start by looking at comparative genomic data in VISTA , there’s much more in depth tutorial on VISTA here (free), then link out to the UCSC Genome Browser (free tutorial) to view the data there and then off to Ensembl (tutorial, subscription).