Human annotation release 109 for GRCh38.p12 is available in RefSeq


You can now download human annotation release 109 on FTP or explore it in the Genome Data Viewer, in the Gene database, and with BLAST.

Highlights in release 109:

  • A total of 20,203 protein-coding genes and 17,871 non-coding genes were annotated.
  • The number of annotated curated transcripts increased by 17% and genes with two or more curated alternative variants increased by 8%.
  • The annotation includes 6,862 features and 2,075 GeneIDs for non-genic functional elements, such as regulatory regions and known structural elements. For example, see the opsin locus control region (OPSIN-LCR).

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NCBI retires Map Viewer web interface


On October 24, 2017, we announced the replacement of NCBI’s Map Viewer with the Genome Data Viewer (GDV) . As described in that announcement, the Map Viewer web interface will be removed in one week on May 2, 2018. Map Viewer links will be redirected to the GDV home page. Map Viewer static data will remain on the NCBI FTP site. Please review details related to the FTP content in our February announcement.

Please contact us with any comments and concerns, or if you need more help with the transition from Map Viewer to GDV.

Map Viewer retirement: New FTP directory paths


In October of last year, we announced the replacement of NCBI’s Map viewer with the Genome Data Viewer (GDV).  Here are some additional details on how to access to the older Map Viewer FTP content going forward and some information to help you with the transition to GDV.

As we announced last fall, we are no longer updating the data content of Map Viewer FTP directories. To help avoid any confusion over the meaning of the directory names,  we will alter the CURRENT and PREVIOUS directories under the species directories in the Map Viewer FTP area so that they no longer point to data. However, the existing data will still be available on the FTP site.

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NCBI’s Genome Data Viewer (GDV) to replace Map Viewer


The Genome Data Viewer (GDV) is now the main genome browser at NCBI replacing the Map Viewer, our original genome browser. GDV is a modern genome browser with essential improvements over Map Viewer. These include sequence-level details and an automated update process that keeps up with the rapid pace of genome sequencing, assembly and annotation.

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The Genome Data Viewer homepage (top panel) and browser view (bottom panel)

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