Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Fwd: [genome-announce] Updated UCSC Genes track for human genome GRCh37/hg19

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[genome-announce] Updated UCSC Genes track for human genome GRCh37/hg19

We're happy to announce the release of an updated UCSC Genes track for the GRCh37/hg19 human Genome Browser. The new release has 82,960 total transcripts, compared with 80,922 in the previous version. The total number of canonical genes has increased from 31,227 to 31,848. Comparing the new gene set with the previous version:

*74,657 transcripts did not change between versions.

*88 transcripts were not carried forward to the new version.

*5,556 transcripts are 'compatible' with those in the previous set, meaning that the two transcripts show consistent splicing. In most cases, the old and new transcripts differ in the lengths of their UTRs.

*621 transcripts overlap with those in the previous set but do not show consistent splicing, i.e., they contain overlapping introns with differing splice sites.

More details about the new UCSC Genes track can be found on the UCSC Genes track description page:
http://genome.ucsc.edu/cgi-bin/hgTrackUi?db=hg19&g=known Gene

(Via UCSC-announce.)