Bioinformatics Video Tutorials Now Available!

Posted May 2nd, 2008 by Remlee Green

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Check out the new bioinformatics video tutorials, developed by the MIT Engineering and Science Libraries and Harvard’s Countway Library of Medicine. These tutorials aim to bring research help to your desktop.

The first installment of BITS covers the UCSC Genome Browser, which contains reference sequences and working draft assemblies for a large collection of genomes. The UCSC Genome Browser is developed and maintained by the Genome Bioinformatics Group, a cross-departmental team within the Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering at UCSC.

Watch these videos to learn more about the UCSC Genome Browser. Learn how to retrieve DNA sequence, display and configure the annotation tracks, identify gene intron-exon boundaries, and use the BLAT tool.

BIT 1.1: UCSC Genome Browser: Getting DNA Sequence (3:57)
BIT 1.2: UCSC Genome Browser: Using Annotation Tracks (5:47)
BIT 1.3: UCSC Genome Browser: Locating Intron-Exon Boundaries (4:56)
BIT 1.4: UCSC Genome Browser: Searching with BLAT (6:14)

Learn at your own convenience and your own pace.

Find the Bioinformatics Tutorial Series (BITS), and many other tutorials, on the video tutorials page.

Questions? Email ask-bioinfo@mit.edu.

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