Saturday, April 21, 2012

Fwd: [Genome-announce] Input solicited for GRCh38 planning

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The Genome Reference Consortium plans to update the human
reference assembly to GRCh38 in the summer of 2013. This revision is
aimed at addressing issues found with the current model for representing
genome assemblies, which uses a single, preferred tiling path to produce
a single consensus representation of the genome. Subsequent analysis has
shown that for most mammalian genomes a single tiling path is
insufficient to represent a genome in regions with complex allelic
diversity. The GRC is working to create assemblies that better represent
this diversity and provide more robust substrates for genome analysis.

If you have questions, concerns or feedback about the plans for the

GRCh38 assembly, the GRC would like your input: tact.shtml.
Donna Karolchik
UCSC Genome Browser Project


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