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The NCBI Epigenomics database

Friday, November 08, 2013 — Poster Session III

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

FAES Academic Center (Upper-Level Terrace)




  • I.M. Fingerman
  • X. Zhang
  • N. Husain
  • G.D. Schuler


The Epigenomics resource at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) has been created to serve as a comprehensive public repository for whole-genome epigenetic data sets ( By selecting the subset of epigenetics-specific data from the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) database and then subjecting them to further review and annotation, we have developed a concise, accessible amd focused resource. Epigenomic data tracks can be viewed using popular genome browsers or downloaded for local analysis. We continue to perform user testing as we develop this resource further, and new features and improvements are continuously being implemented based on these results. We have made substantial usability improvements to user interfaces, enhanced functionality, made identification of data tracks of interest easier, and created new tools for preliminary data analyses. Additionally, we have made efforts to enhance the integration between the Epigenomics resource and other NCBI databases, including NCBI Gene and PubMed. Data holdings are significant and this resource hosts over 4200 viewable and downloadable data tracks from more than 1200 biological sources encompassing five well-studied species.

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