Genome Wowser free software for iPhone and iPad

Genome Wowser

by The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia

What is Genome Wowser:

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Genome Wowser provides an iPad-enabled view of the human genome. The app provides a functional presentation of the popular UCSC Genome Browser that is intuitive, highly portable, and allows a “Google Maps”-like navigation experience. Users can view genomic annotation tracks, zoom in, out, and across a chromosome, search for genomic elements, and download displayed data of interest.

Developed by the Center for Biomedical Informatics (CBMi) at The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia, the application is a customized mobile interface of the Genome Browser compiled by the Genome Bioinformatics Group, a cross-departmental team within the Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC).

Features include:
• Standard whole genome assembly as provided by the Genome Reference Consortium (
• Comprehensive standard annotations as compiled by the UCSC Genome Bioinformatics Group via their numerous collaborations with annotators worldwide (
• Multiple annotation tracks: select the tracks you want to see and view them concurrently in an intuitive stacked configuration for any chromosome section.
• Pinch-and-spread zoom capability.
• Drag-and-swipe navigation.

This application is one example of the many ways in which CBMi helps to transform clinical care and research at our institution and across the industry.

The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia is a non-profit entity as defined by Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

About The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia: The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1855 as the nations first pediatric hospital. Through its long-standing commitment to providing exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare professionals and pioneering major research initiatives, Childrens Hospital has fostered many discoveries that have benefited children worldwide. Its pediatric research program is among the largest in the country, ranking third in National Institutes of Health funding. In addition, its unique family-centered care and public service programs have brought the 460-bed hospital recognition as a leading advocate for children and adolescents. For more information, visit

About the Center for Biomedical Informatics: The Center for Biomedical Informatics (CBMi) resides in The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute as the home for development of innovative solutions to healthcares immediate and long-term informatics needs. We provide informatics-focused services, applications, and educational programs to Childrens Hospital clinicians and researchers and seek to transform their craft with high-impact, low-cost solutions. For more information, visit

Requirements Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.
Categories Medical, Reference
Released Feb 5, 2020
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