Tuesday, June 21, 2016

VisuMap version 4.7 with Whole Genome Browser Released.

I have just released VisuMap version 4.7 on our web site. Apart from many GPU related optimizations of 3D data visualization, this release includes a heat map style data view to visualize long discrete sequences. A whole genome with billions of nucleotides can be aggregated and displayed in a single 2D map. The following screen snapshot shows, for example, the exome distribution of the first human chromosome:

We notice that most genome browsers current available are depth oriented: their exploration are normally focused on relatively small sections of the genome. The whole genome browser in VisuMap offers a new way to help people to explore genome wide patterns and profiling.