Looking for the latest in epigenome data analysis tools? Then you’ll want to check out Washington University’s latest creation; The Human Epigenome Browser.
Built as part of the Roadmap Epigenomics Project to house and view Human Epigenome Atlas data, this new platform comes with all sorts of slick features to make analyzing, comparing and integrating epigenomic datasets a breeze. Ting Wang (Washington University), Joe Costello (UC San Francisco) and several other collaborators stocked the system with over 8,000 epigenome datasets from the Human Epigenome Atlas and Encylopedia of DNA Elements projects covering 100 cell and tissue types, plus dozens of other epigenetic features like:
- DNA methylomes
- Histone marks
- Open chromatin
- Small RNA and strand-specific mRNA-sequencing–based expression
- RNA splicing profiles
The Human Epigenome Browser is freely available at the Washington University website.
You can also learn more about it how it works in Nature Methods, February 2012.