UCSC | April 03, 2020
The browser team at the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute has launched a new landing page for resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the SARS-CoV-2 Genome Browser and lung gene expression datasets on the UCSC Cell Browser.
SARS-CoV-2 is the novel coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19, which is now a global pandemic. The UCSC Genome Browser team posted the SARS-CoV-2 genome assembly on the browser in early February and has now posted the first release of novel coronavirus annotation data. These latest data were primarily sourced from outside groups and include different kinds of information such as gene annotations, variant data, and locally produced multiple genome alignments.
The UCSC Genome Browser is an interactive web-based interface that aims to facilitate genome research by offering data visualization, genome annotations, and other tools. It is used by researchers all over the world to study genetic data.