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Samscope | An OpenGL-based real-time interactive scale-free SAM viewer

A lightweight SAM/BAM file viewer that makes visually exploring next generation sequencing data intuitive. The extensive pre-processing and fast OpenGL interface of SAMSCOPE provides instantaneous and intuitive browsing of complex data at all levels of detail across multiple experiments.

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  • Yasubumi Sakakibara <>


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Biosciences and Informatics, Keio University, Yokohama, Japan

Funding source(s)

This work was supported by KAKENHI (Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research) on Innovative Areas [No. 221S0002] from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan.

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