Genome Browsers

1000 Genomes data in Ensembl

Ensembl provides a genome browser where the 1000 Genomes Project data can be viewed alongside a wide range of additional data sources, as well as giving access to tools that can be used to work with the 1000 Genomes data and other data sets. We recommend using Ensembl in preference to the early access browsers created during the 1000 Genomes Project.

In Ensembl, the data can be viewed either on the GRCh37 reference assembly (used by the final phase of the 1000 Genomes Project) or on the current reference genome, GRCh38.

  • Ensembl GRCh37 - view the 1000 Genomes Project data on the reference genome used by the project
  • Ensembl GRCh38 - view the 1000 Genomes Project data on the current human reference genome

1000 Genomes Project early access browsers

During the 1000 Genomes Project, data was shared as soon as possible via early access browsers for each of the data production phases of the project. Currently, the early access browsers remain available.

Tutorials and guides

You can find instructions for how to use the 1000 Genomes Project browsers 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 the 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.