Tag: Genome Decoration

NCBI’s Genome Decoration Page (GDP) to Retire in September 2023

As of September 2023, NCBI’s Genome Decoration Page (GDP) will no longer be available. Due to low usage of GDP, we are focusing our development efforts on our more popular resources and tools.  

If you are using GDP to view your data mapped to genomes, we encourage you to check out our Genome Data Viewer (GDV) if you haven’t already. You can upload your data for display in GDV and export PDF or SVG images of your view. 

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Bulk Sequence-Cytogenetic Conversion Service to be retired in April 2022

The Bulk Sequence-Cytogenetic Conversion Service tool at NCBI will be retired in April 2022. This tool obtained cytogenetic locations for a list of annotated genes, SNPs, or assembly coordinates from human, fruit fly, mouse, or rat genomes. It also obtained sequence coordinates for cytogenetic locations for these genomes. This web service will be retired due to low usage and obsolescence.

The underlying cgi (bp2band) will be retained and continues to drive the Ideogram service within the Genome Data Viewer (GDV) and the Genome Decoration Page. Researchers interested in understanding where features are located relative to chromosome cytogenetic banding should check out the Genome Decoration Page, where you can enter a file of genome annotations and display them on a ideogram of your assembly of interest. You can also go directly to a cytogenetic location on a genome using the search box in the GDV genome browser.

Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns at info@ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.

See improvements in NCBI’s genome visualization and analysis tools at ASHG


In 2016, NCBI introduced the Genome Data Viewer (GDV). This past May, the GDV replaced the aging Map Viewer. Over the past year, NCBI has kept you updated about GDV through announcements, webinars, and blogs. Now you can gather information and get an overview of all the changes to GDV in person at ASHG!

Check out Poster 1670F “What’s new with NCBI tools for genome visualization and analysis.” on Friday, Oct. 19 from 3 PM to 4 PM
(Exhibit Hall, Ground Level)

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