Friday, January 24, 2014

Fwd: [genome-announce] All the DNA on the internet now at your fingertips!

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[genome-announce] All the DNA on the internet now at your fingertips!: "Hello everyone!

We're pleased to announce the release of the Web Sequences track on the

UCSC Genome Browser. This track, produced in collaboration with

Microsoft Research, contains the results of a 30-day scan for DNA

sequences from over 40 billion different webpages. The sequences were

then mapped with Blat to the human genome (hg19) and numerous other

species including mouse (mm9), rat (rn4), and zebrafish (danRer7). The

data were extracted from a variety of sources including patents, online

textbooks, help forums, and any other webpages that contain DNA

sequence. In essence, this track displays the Blat alignments of nearly

every DNA sequence on the internet! The Web Sequences

< ingBlat> track

description page contains more details on how the track was generated.

We would like to acknowledge Max Haeussler and Matt Speir from the UCSC

Genome Browser staff and Bob Davidson from Microsoft Research for their

hard work in creating this track.


Matthew Speir

UCSC Genome Bioinformatics Group


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