Sunday, November 23, 2014

Fwd: [genome-announce] Genome Browser in a Box (#GBiB)

Fwd: please follow footer link

[genome-announce] Genome Browser in a Box (#GBiB): "Sometimes you just want to keep your genomics data to yourself. Have you

ever hesitated when uploading your data set into the UCSC Genome Browser?

If so, you'll be happy to know that we have created a stand-alone personal

version: Genome Browser in a Box (GBiB). If you have sensitive genomics

data that you would like to view securely on your own laptop in the context

of the UCSC Genome Browser, GBiB is for you.

GBiB is an easy-to-install personal copy of the Genome Browser that comes

preloaded with the most popular annotation tracks for human. It is highly

configurable — you can access or download other annotation tracks of

interest, or view any of the other 90+ organisms featured in the public

Genome Browser. GBiB runs inside of Oracle’s free VirtualBox virtual

machine. It has the same core functionality as the UCSC Genome Browser, but

keeps your data private and local to your own computer.

GBiB is free for non-commercial use by non-profit organizations, academic

institutions, and for personal use. Commercial use requires purchase of a

license with setup fee and annual payment. Download or purchase your copy

of GBiB here:


You can read more about GBiB on our blog ( gins/), or in

the help doc (

As always, if you have questions about the Genome Browser, the data, or now

GBiB, please do not hesitate to contact our help desk at:


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(Via UCSC-announce.)