IGV has a new release

I haven’t had time to check it out, but I wanted to pass it along to those of you who might want to investigate over the holidays. I’m delighted to see that the Integrative Genomics Viewer team has added the support for uploading your own genomes and aren’t restricted to the initial ones that were provided, as I discussed in a prior post. They are responsive to feedback–that’s very nice :)

Dear IGV user,

We are pleased to announce the release of IGV version 1.2.

Highlights of this release include:

  • Additional supported genomes. Several genomes have been added to the IGV genome server, including Plasmodium, Neurospora crassa, and S. pombe. For a complete list of supported genomes, see the Resources page on the IGV web site at http://www.broad.mit.edu/igv/resources.html.
  • Imported genomes. IGV is no longer limited to the set of genomes on the IGV genome server. Users can now import their favorite genomes directly into IGV.
  • Additional data file formats. IGV now supports General Feature Format (GFF2, GFF3) and Wiggle (WIG) files.
  • Support for probe identifiers. When loading a GCT or RES file, IGV now recognizes Affymetrix, Agilent and Illumina probe identifiers and automatically places the gene expression data at the correct loci.

Download IGV 1.2 from:

The release notes are available at :

We always welcome your comments, including ideas for IGV improvements as well as requests for genomes and data tracks to be added to the IGV server. Contact us at igv-help@www.broad.mit.edu.

The IGV Team

Have fun!