Question: IGV or IGB
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8 months ago by
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akivab2100 wrote:


In the past I used to work with IGB, mainly for DNA-seq. I started working in a new lab, and the genome browser they have been using is IGV. Much of the data viewed in the lab is of RNA-seq and ATAC-seq.

I was wondering if there is any preference to IGV or IGB? I found IGB to be easier to use and visually nicer, so I rather continue using it, unless of course there is some advantage to IGV.

Thanks, Akiva

P.S. i read somewhere that IGV is better for NGS data, is this true? and why?

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 8 months ago by Biostar ♦♦ 20 • written 8 months ago by akivab2100

I am sure you will find people who strongly feel about one or the other but I don't think there is a clear winner. IGV is probably better funded, promoted and thus used than IGB but that is a non-technical distinction.

It finally is personal preference.

ADD REPLYlink modified 8 months ago • written 8 months ago by genomax71k

Both projects are currently funded and actively developed.

ADD REPLYlink written 7 months ago by Nowlan Freese850
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