For years now we’ve been doing training and outreach on the UCSC Genome Browser. And there’s been a lot of change over the years–so much more data, so many new tools, de nouvelles espèces. All that ENCODE information and a portal pour cette. But the look of the main site was largely the same. Here’s a post we did that included the UCSC site traffic in 2000, and another time we took a look at the old style interface ~2004. And there was the switch to the new blue look in 2012.
Cependant, the main gateway page was largely the familiar look. The gateway–where you begin to do most text-based or region-based queries for a species–was mostly altered only with some additional buttons and options. And an increasingly long list of species to choose from. Mais maintenant,–it’s time to look again. The gateway is very different today. You’ll have faster and easier access to get started when you go to the site, and new ways to engage with the data that you want to begin to access.
There are additional details on the UCSC landing page in the News area, including credits to the development team involved. The other key pieces include some relocations of the previous button options:
Note that a few browser utilities that were previously accessed through links and buttons on the Gateway page have been moved to the top menu bar:
*Browser reset: Navigateur Génome > Reset All User Settings
*Track search: Navigateur Génome > Track Search
*Add custom tracks: My Data > Custom Tracks
*Track hubs: My Data > Moyeux Piste
*Configurer les pistes et afficher: Navigateur Génome > Configure
The UCSC team has created a short intro video to the new look. That is our Video Tip of the Week:
Bien sûr,, this means we’ll need to update our slides and exercises. We like things to stabilize a bit after a rollout to be sure things are solid. But soon we’ll include the new navigation in our materials.
The underlying ways to access the particular assembly features you need for a given genome, and the data for your tracks of interest, is unchanged. So those parts of our training materials will still help you to get the most out of your searches. We’ll let you know when we’ve made the changes to the materials as well.
UCSC Genome Browser main landing page: http://genome.ucsc.edu
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Divulgation: UCSC Genome Browser tutorials are freely available because UCSC commanditaires us to do training and outreach on the UCSC Genome Browser.