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New JBrowse Lead Developer

We’re pleased to report that Robert Buels has joined the JBrowse team as lead developer, effective January 10, 2012. Continue reading

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“DNA sequencing on your iPhone? There’s an app for that”

Courtesy of Dave Clements: JBrowse appears (and gets a laugh, for some reason) at 8:41 in this TED talk (“Welcome to the genomic revolution” by Richard Resnick). In other news, we are happy to report that JBrowse has had its … Continue reading

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JBrowse conference call

The first JBrowse developers’ conference call will be held on Monday Sept 19 at 2pm Pacific time. We intend for this to be a monthly event. Call details are below; we hope you will join in. The main agenda topics … Continue reading

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Summer 2011 update

Over the summer the JBrowse project has been very capably assisted by two student interns. In Toronto, Natalie Fox has been working on extending the JBrowse user interface and feature set, while in Berkeley, Stephen Cummings has been documenting the … Continue reading

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JBrowse is hiring!

The lead developer on the JBrowse team is moving on to pastures new: Mitch Skinner has accepted an offer to work at an exciting new medical genomics startup (which will, for the moment, remain nameless, but keep an eye out … Continue reading

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Touch the genome

Thanks to some great work by Juan Aguilar, JBrowse now runs on the iPad. Working with Lincoln Stein, Juan hooked up JBrowse to the iOS JavaScript touch/gesture callbacks. The result is very cool indeed. Click here to see it in … Continue reading

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JBrowse tarball for hg19 human genome data

Something we get asked for a lot is data releases: tarballs of JBrowse JSON pre-generated from widely-used datasets, ready for you to plonk on your webserver, unzip, and serve to the world (perhaps after adding your own tracks, or making … Continue reading

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Personal genomics website using JBrowse

The folks over at are trying an interesting experiment in personal genomics. A group of experts in fields related to personal genomics are analysing their own genomes (via 23andMe) and making all the results available online. Naturally they chose … Continue reading

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JBrowse website moved to Amazon cloud

The website is now hosted by Amazon Web Services. The human genome demo has been regenerated using a new UCSC-to-JBrowse adaptor.

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JBrowse 1.1 release

JBrowse version 1.1 is released! You can find the code here: Release notes and screenshots below the fold. JBrowse release notes, version 1.1, September 2010. These notes document JBrowse developments in the period from July 2009 (online publication of … Continue reading

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