The Integrative Genomics Viewer (IGV) is a high-performance visualization tool for interactive exploration of large, integrated genomic datasets. It supports a wide variety of data types, including array-based and next-generation sequence data, and genomic annotations.

Example Case-use:

An example case use would be to vet putative SNP or INDEL variant calls correlated to a disease phenotype. A researcher would like to make sure that the variants are not do to a sequence artifact or alignment problem. Direct inspection of read alignment against a reference genome could rule this out. An investigator would first select and load one of the many available reference genomes. If not available, IGV provides the user with a means of generated custom genome. Then, the user loads a set of BAM files and then can visually inspect alignment quality.

IGV provides a well-documented and on-line User-guide.

IGV provides detailed instructions on installation and download.

Web Browser

  • Safari
  • Chrome

IGV requires the latest version of Java.

IGV download instructions are provide with link.


BTEP classes featuring IGV

The University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) Genome Browser.