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IGV | Integrative genomics viewer


A high-performance viewer that efficiently handles large heterogeneous data sets, while providing a smooth and intuitive user experience at all levels of genome resolution. A key characteristic of IGV is its focus on the integrative nature of genomic studies, with support for both array-based and next-generation sequencing data, and the integration of clinical and phenotypic data. Although IGV is often used to view genomic data from public sources, its primary emphasis is to support researchers who wish to visualize and explore their own data sets or those from colleagues. To that end, IGV supports flexible loading of local and remote data sets, and is optimized to provide high-performance data visualization and exploration on standard desktop systems.

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A simple viewer. You can not do a lot with it, but you can visualize your mapping and that's its job !
To me, it miss however the possibility to add landmarks (vertical lines).

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Integrative Genomics Viewer
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GNU Lesser General Public License version 3.0

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Broad Institute of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard, Cambridge, MA, USA; Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA; Department of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

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