Genome Browsers


Data from the 1000 Genomes Project can be viewed in Ensembl. The current release of Ensembl, which uses GRCh38, can be found on

During the 1000 Genomes project, GRCh37 was used as the reference genome. Ensembl maintains a GRCh37 version of their browser on

1000 Genomes Browsers

While the 1000 Genomes Project was active, it maintained a project specific version of the Ensembl Browser, based on GRCh37, to visualise its variants. This browser can be found at

Phase 3

The main browser currently displays the SNPs and indels from the Phase 3 Release. This runs Ensembl version 80.

Phase 1

The phase 1 browser is still available at This runs Ensembl version 73.


There is also a version of the browser which holds the pilot data from “A map of human genome variation from population-scale sequencing”, Nature 467, 1061-1073 at This uses Ensembl version 60 and is based on NCBI36 coordinates.

Tutorials and guides

You can find instructions for how to use our browser in .doc format. There is also a tutorial for the pilot browser and a Quickstart Guide.

You can also access the databases which sit behind our browser, for more details about this please look at the Public MySQL Instance page.

There are also more tips for Ensembl both on the main Ensembl site and their blog.

The NCBI also provide a 1000 genomes browser hosted on their site.