University of California, Santa Cruz and OpenHelix announce the free availability of online free tutorial suites on the UCSC Genome Browser.
(PRWEB) June 3, 2009 -- University of California, Santa Cruz and OpenHelix today announced the free availability of tutorial suites on the UCSC Genome Browser, a powerful and popular freely available web-based tool for mining genomic data. The three tutorial suites now available include a general introduction to the genome browser, an introduction to the Table Browser and custom tracks functions of the Genome Browser, and an introduction to additional tools available, including Gene Sorter and VisiGene.
UCSC Genome Browser is a research tool that integrates the work of hundreds of scientists worldwide into a graphical display of genome sequences and aligned annotations. The Genome Browser -- originally developed to assist in the initial assembly of the human genome -- now features a rich set of annotations on a multitude of mammalian and model organism genomes.
The tutorial suites, created and maintained by OpenHelix, a provider of training on bioinformatics and genomics resources, include an online, narrated, multi-media tutorial, which runs in just about any browser connected to the web and can be viewed from beginning to end or navigated using chapters and forward and backward sliders. The approximately 60 minute tutorials highlight and explain all the features and functionality needed to start using the Genome Browser and its tools effectively. The tutorial also includes a step-by-step movie which walks the user through an exercise using the tools of the Genome Browser. The tutorial can be used to learn how to use the Ge
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