Local Donors Fund Coronavirus Genome Browser

Thank you to generous donors Pat and Rowland Rebele for support of the UCSC Genome Browser’s SARS-CoV-2 genome browser!

UCSC Genome Browser posts the coronavirus genome

Researchers can now use the Browser’s features to see genetic code at any scale and add annotations for global collaboration

Unprecedented study yields most comprehensive map of cancer genomes to date

Pan-Cancer Project discovers causes of previously unexplained cancers, pin-points cancer-causing events, and zeros in on mechanisms of development

A picture is worth a thousand base pairs

A small but powerful toolset makes sharing genomic data visualizations straightforward.

Unraveling Evolutionary Patterns

We are using genomics to uncover clues about species extinction, to learn how to save vulnerable populations and to see what this teaches us about our future on earth.

Identifying the Underpinnings of Disease

Diseases like cancer have a unique genetic signature that can be digitized, deconstructed and compared with healthy biology. It’s a clinical problem with a computer science solution.

Uniting Global Communities

We have led the effort to define genomics data-sharing standards by co-founding the GA4GH, with more than 450 organizational members from more than 40 countries

Platforms for Life-Saving Treatments

We can match individual tumor RNA with tumors in the largest public cancer genome database in the world — uncovering potential treatment options for patients with “incurable” cancer.

Pan-Cancer project yields comprehensive map of cancer genomes

BRCA Exchange: Data Sharing for the Benefit of Science and Medicine

Beth Shapiro at Davos 2020: When Humankind Overrides Evolution

Local Philanthropists Fund COVID-19 Genome Browser Work

Local Philanthropists Fund COVID-19 Genome Browser Work

March 30, 2020  Thanks to a generous gift from Santa Cruz-area philanthropists Pat and Rowland Rebele, the UCSC Genome Browser team’s SARS-CoV-2 genome browser now includes displays of the novel corornavirus’s molecular evolution in other species and its further...

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The UCSC Repeat Browser allows discovery and visualization of evolutionary conflict across repeat families

Mobile DNA | 31 March, 2020 Jason D. Fernandes, Armando Zamudio-Hurtado, W. James Kent, David Haussler, Sofie R. Salama, Maximilian Haeussler Abstract Background Nearly half the human genome consists of repeat elements, most of which are retrotransposons, and many of...


February 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm PST

Leonardo Art & Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) is an international program bringing together artists, scientists, and scholars for short presentations. Join us February 19 for LASER Talks by award-winning novelist Karen Tei Yamashita, geochemist and paleoecologist Paul Koch, anthropologist and curator Nidhi Mahajan, and bioinformatician David Haussler. The diverse range of presentations will offer insightful glimpses into some of the myriad of research and practices of UC Santa Cruz faculty

“The Genomics Institute has been coming up with approaches to treating pediatric cancer that have never been tried before.”

– John “Bud” and Rebecca Colligan, who established the Colligan Presidential Chair