Genome Workbench is now in the cloud!

If you’re interested in visualizing and analyzing genomic data, then you’ll want to check out a new way to run Genome Workbench: in the cloud! Genome Workbench is a desktop application (both Windows and Mac) that lets you analyze genomic data in one place. You can run tools such as BLAST and create views such as multiple sequence alignments, and much more. You can run Genome Workbench on a cloud environment from your local desktop computer. This manual will show you how.

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There are many advantages to using Genome Workbench in the cloud:

  • You can easily compare your data to the complete GenBank and RefSeq datasets without needing to download them
  • You can run BLAST searches against standard databases or any custom databases you’ve assembled in the cloud
  • All of the data (e.g. FASTA, BAM, GFF files) remain in the cloud with no need for local copies
  • You won’t pay egress fees for downloading data

Give it a try and let us know how it goes!

NCBI on YouTube: new videos on PubMed, My Bibliography, sequence data and more

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Introducing the Genome Submission Wizard in Genome Workbench v3.0

Genome Workbench version 3 is a major upgrade, including the addition of the Genome Submission Wizard. This video guides you through the wizard, from uploading your genome data file to completion of the submitter report, which is ready to submit to GenBank using tools such as Submission Portal or BankIt. Note: An on-line tutorial is under “Manuals” on the Genome Workbench home page.

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Genome Workbench 3.0, now with support for preparing GenBank genome submissions

Genome Workbench version 3.0 (release notes) is now available. An important new feature is the submission preparation wizard that allows you to prepare prokaryotic and eukaryotic genome sequences for submission to GenBank. This wizard is the first step toward offering a better alternative to the Sequin submission tool.

You simply load your sequences into Genome Workbench and use the submission wizard to enter information about your submission through a set of dialog boxes and then save a submission-ready data file.  The package also includes tools for editing your sequences, annotation, and metadata.

See the tutorial video on our YouTube channel or the Genome Workbench documentation for more details on how to enable the wizard and prepare a submission.

Genome Workbench 2.13.0 now available

The Genome Workbench team is proud to present version 2.13.0, with the latest usability improvements and bug fixes.  See the full list of changes in the Genome Workbench release notes.

Some of the improvements include:

  • New SNP tracks using the most recent dbSNP release
  • Improved alignment statistics table to correctly account for introns
  • Alignment tooltips report introns separately from gaps
  • Fixes for several interface issues to make MAFFT and BLAST alignments easier to use.

Genome Workbench is an integrated application for viewing and analyzing sequences. Genome Workbench can be used to browse and import data from NCBI and combine it with your own private data.

Genome Workbench 2.12.8 now available

The Genome Workbench team is proud to present version 2.12.8, with the latest usability improvements and bug fixes.  See the full list of changes in the Genome Workbench release notes.

Some of the improvements include:

  • Improved FASTA format view (context menu) and the addition of a “Expand All” option
  • Improved rendering of internal unaligned regions
  • Automatically open the target folder to export files quickly
  • Installation of automatic PROXY detection
  • Fixed bug in OS version

Genome Workbench is an integrated application for viewing and analyzing sequences. The Genome Workbench can be used to browse data in GenBank and combine data with your own private data.

Genome Workbench v2.12.5

Recent updates to Genome Workbench include a new navigation tutorial for Graphical Sequence View, and various bug fixes and improvements. You can see the full list of changes in the Genome Workbench release notes.

Genome Workbench is an integrated application for viewing and analyzing sequences. Genome Workbench can be used to browse data in GenBank and combine this data with your own private data.

New video on YouTube: How to use Multiple Sequence Aligners in Genome Workbench

The newest video on the NCBI YouTube channel shows you how to import sequences for alignment, run the MSA program, and display the results in Genome Workbench‘s multiple alignment view.

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New releases from NCBI: Multiple Sequence Alignment Viewer 1.6, Tree Viewer 1.6.0, and Genome Workbench 2.12.0

This week, we’ve updated Multiple Sequence Alignment (MSA) Viewer, Tree Viewer, and Genome Workbench . You can see a full list of new features, improvements and bug fixes in each resource’s release notes:

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