Mutation Rate Browser



The Mutation Rate Browser is a preconfigured UCSC Genome Browser track to explore and visualize patterns of fine-scale variability in human germline mutation rates alongside other genomic data.

Download the data

The raw data used to create these tracks can be downloaded at Tracks are only available for assembly GRCh37 (hg19) of the human reference genome, but can be converted to coordinates in other assemblies using the UCSC liftOver utility. Tracks are in a compressed wiggle (BigWig) format. Because these files are quite large (~50GB total), we recommend using a download manager such as wget or curl.


If you use the Mutation Rate Browser in your research, please cite the following publication:

Carlson J, Locke AE, Flickinger M, Zawistowski M, Levy S, Myers RM, et al. Extremely rare variants reveal patterns of germline mutation rate heterogeneity in humans. Nat Commun. 2018;9: 3753. doi:10.1038/s41467-018-05936-5

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