A genome browser is a graphical interface for display of information from a biological database for genomic data. Genome browsers enable researchers to visualize and browse entire genomes with annotated data including gene prediction and structure, proteins, expression, regulation, etc.
A detailed list of existing genome browsers is available at Wikipedia. The renowned genome browsers are the following :
- UCSC Genome Browser
- Map Viewer
- Integrated Microbial Genomes (IMG)
- Integrative Genomics Viewer (IGV)
- GBrowse software system (framework for many additional genome browser)
GBrowse is part of GMOD, the Generic Model Organism Database project, a collection of open source software tools for creating and managing genome-scale biological databases. Another open source bioinformatics projects is Galaxy, a web-based platform for data intensive biomedical research.
BioGPS is a gene portal built with two guiding principles in mind : customizability and extensibility.