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03 March 2015 - Use UDR for Quick Sizable Downloads
The UCSC Genome Browser is pleased to share a download protocol to use when downloading
large sets of files from our download servers: UDR (UDT Enabled Rsync). UDR utilizes rsync
as the transport mechanism, but sends the data over the UDT protocol, which enables huge
amounts of data to be downloaded efficiently over long distances.
Protocols like http, ftp and rsync can have a problem in that the further
away the download source is from the user, the slower the speed becomes. Protocols like UDT/UDR
allow for many UDP packets to be sent in batch, thus allowing for much higher transmit speeds
over long distances. UDR will be especially useful for users who are downloading from places
that are far away from California. The US East Coast and the international community will likely
see much higher download speeds by using UDR rather than rsync, http or ftp.
26 February 2015 - New Training Video!
Ever wondered how to find the tables associated with your favorite Browser track?
Find out how in our new training video. See our
training page, our
YouTube channel, and our
blog for details.
12 February 2015 - Blat Your Assembly Hub:
Assembly data hubs, track hubs that allow researchers to annotate genomes that are
not in the UCSC Genome Browser, can now use blat to quickly find DNA and protein
sequences in their unique assemblies.
11 February 2015 - dbSNP 142 Available for hg19 and hg38:
We are pleased to announce the release of four tracks derived from NCBI
dbSNP Build 142
data, available on the two most recent human assemblies GRCh37/hg19 and GRCh38/hg38.
The new tracks contain a substantial amount of additional annotation data not
included in previous dbSNP tracks, with corresponding coloring and filtering options
in the Genome Browser.
2 February 2015 - Host a Genome Browser Workshop:
New timeslots are now available to host a Genome Browser workshop at your institution.