Hyperlink To Specific Ucsc Genome Browser Page
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8.4 years ago
alex ▴ 230

I am trying to create a hyperlink. I have an example of

Chromosome    chr15           Genomic Coords    70455115 -7042353


So I put that into UCSC's instructions to put it in here

http://genome.ucsc.edu/cgi-bin/hgTracks?org=[org]&db=[db]&position=[position]


So I put it in:

http://genome.ucsc.edu/cgi-bin/hgTracks?org=human&db=hg18&position=ch15:7042353-70455115


But it doesn't come up with the genome browser, it comes up with search results that are completely off. What am I doing wrong? Thanks!

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First, you have a silly error in the value for the position. Your starting point is ten times higher than the end (70455115 > 7042353). You probably missed a number at the end of the ending position.

Some other tips for making links to an UCSC browser:

• to customize which tracks are shown, add them in the form &trackShortName=visualizationLevel at the end of the URL. To get the ShortName of a track, click on it and access to its documentation page (see example). The correct short name can be found in the URL of the documentation page, as the value of the ?g= parameter. The visualization level can be usually be one of hidden, squish or full.

• for enhanced customizations, have a look at the Sessions feature.

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Oops, just fixed it. It is still giving search results.

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