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 week’s highlighted question gets at the problem of visualization that is going to be increasingly challenging. Some genomes need to be represented differently. I’m still waiting for a genome browser that can show both linear chromosomes and a mitochondrial genome at the same time
I am looking for a interactive genome browser for circular (viral) genomes. Something that lets users view genome features in the context of the genome while allowing for backend and user customization. I need something that is interactive not simply a program to draw a static genome representation. I am familiar with a few:
As you may know, we’ve been doing these video tips-of-the-week for FOUR years now. We have completed around 200 little tidbit introductions to various resources from last year, 2011 (yep, it’s 2012 now). At the end of the year we’ve established a sort of holiday tradition: we are doing a summary post to collect them all. If you have missed any of them it’s a great way to have a quick look at what might be useful to your work.