In this release of GenomeView the visualization of individual short reads, as well as coverage plots has been significantly improved.
With directional RNA-seq the read sense is now visually indicated, even for paired-end data. Hovering over individual reads will show detailed information about each read. When reads of a pair overlap, this is visually indicated.
Furthermore, several options to alter the appearance of GenomeView on start-up have been added.
Release 1370 focuses on making the first-time-user experience a lot more agreeable by providing the Genome Explorer.
Genome Explorer is a portal to a set of instances of GenomeView with preloaded data. When you start GenomeView you will now be presented with the Genome Explorer which allows you to load data from a number of genomes. For now, we provide a number of tutorial genomes which illustrate a number of features of GenomeView.
Release 1320 fixes a number of bugs that prevented pile up tracks from showing up when loading them from a URL. Under the hood, we are also working on getting the indexing done on multiple alignment files, so expect more on that in the next release.
In collaboration with VIB BITS there will be a workshop on "NGS Data Basics and Visualisation with GenomeView". This training course takes place in Gent, Belgium on December 7, 2010.
Currently, the course if fully booked, but you can pre-register for the next GenomeView course organized by BITS.
In releases 1295 and 1305 we have made some more improvements to the rendering speed of some tracks, in particular when a lot of data is on screen. Furthermore, we have improved the visual clues when not all data can be displayed. Besides improving the speed, we have also fixed a number of bugs and implemented some smaller feature requests:
In release 1255 we have improved the performance and visual representation of the short read track and the pile up track.
The short read track now also displays the connection lines properly for spliced reads when zoomed out.
The pileup track now has a pop-up with detailed information about the read coverage and polymorphisms at a particular site.
The latest snapshot of GenomeView has some new features as well as a number of bug fixes.
The main novelty is the improved pile-up tracks. The pile-up track can now show the coverage information from forward and reverse reads separately. This makes inspection of Chip-Seq data easier than ever.
We are pleased to announce that we have released a new version of GenomeView which includes a huge number of improvements.
To be eligible for the Killer App Award, a system or tool must be fully functional, and must be presented at the ISMB conference as a poster or talk. (see Criteria)
Submissions are reviewed by a panel of judges from biochemistry, molecular biology, bioinformatics, and from pharmaceutical industry. Four finalists were invited to give a short talk about their application at ISMB.
GenomeView won the first prize!