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UCSC Single-Cell Browser for the Visualization of Human Cell Atlas Data

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Project Goal

To develop UCSC Xena, a single-cell browser, to support visualization and exploration of the Human Cell Atlas data.

Results & Resources

The Zhu lab developed UCSC Xena, a browser that incorporates single-cell data and high performance to handle the growing amount of available single-cell data. They optimized the browser to support spreadsheet and heatmap types of visualizations at a scale of one million cells. The Xena data hub contains single-cell RNA-seq data from the Human Cell Atlas and other open publications. The source code is openly available.


Lead Investigator

Jingchun Zhu
Jingchun Zhu