The Center for Biomedical Informatics (CBMi) at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia recently released the an app called “Genome Wowser” to the iTunes store, an iPad-enabled querying and navigation system for the UCSC Genome Browser.

Genome Wowser provides an iPad-enabled view of the human genome. The app provides a functional presentation of the popular UCSC Genome Browser that is intuitive, highly portable, and allows a “Google Maps”-like navigation experience. Users can view genomic annotation tracks, zoom in, out, and across a chromosome, search for genomic elements, and download displayed data of interest.

Developed by the Center for Biomedical Informatics (CBMi) at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the application is a customized mobile interface of the Genome Browser compiled by the Genome Bioinformatics Group, a cross-departmental team within the Center for Biomolecular Science & Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC).

The Center for Biomedical Informatics (CBMi) in The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute develops innovative solutions to healthcare’s immediate and long-term informatics needs. They provide informatics-focused services, applications, and educational programs to Children’s Hospital clinicians and researchers and seek to transform their craft with high-impact, low-cost solutions. For more information, visit http://www.research.chop.edu/cbmi.