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Senior Project - Genie


Lineage-Specific Gene Duplication and Loss in Human and Great Ape Evolution

Senior Project: 2005-2006
Steven Dormand, Eric Eldridge, Alexander Grach and Zachary Kantola

A group of scientists at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (UCHSC) has done research on the differences in the genome of humans and great apes. Their research has located many positions on the genome where these differences occur. These researchers wanted a means to display their findings online using the University of California Santa Cruz Genome Browser, a web application which displays genome information graphically. However, the Genome Browser only reads input in a certain specific file format -- a format different from that used by the UCHSC research group.

The first part of this project was to create an easy-to-use data conversion tool to convert UCHSC format data into a format accepted by the UCSC Genome Browser. The second part of the project was to create a website which integrated the Genome Browser to display the results of the UCHSC research to the public. The converter was written in Perl and uses the Perl/Tk library for the graphical user interface. The website was written in XHTML and uses Cascading Style Sheets.

Data Converter - Input/Output Selection
Data Converter - Input/Output Selection
Data Converter - Track Selection
Data Converter - Track Selection
Genome Browser
Genome Browser
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