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JBrowse is a genome browser with a fully dynamic AJAX interface. JBrowse renders most tracks using client-side JavaScript, with JSON as its data transfer format. JBrowse is being developed as the official successor to GBrowse.


D. melanogaster

Demo screenshot from 2009/03/24, showing region of Drosophila melanogaster 2R.

Quick Start: Tutorial

The Getting Started with JBrowse Tutorial provides a basic step-by-step recipe for quickly getting up and running with JBrowse.


See Installing JBrowse on Mac OS X and Linux for step-by-step installation instructions.

Download JBrowse



JBrowse Development

JBrowse is an open-source project. Contributions are encouraged and welcomed. There is a developer mailing list and teleconferences on the 3rd Monday of the month at 2pm Pacific US time. Please contact Ian Holmes if you want to participate in the call.

The JBrowse source code is kept on GitHub


Mailing lists
Mailing List Link Description Archive(s)
JBrowse gmod-ajax JBrowse help and general questions. Nabble (2010/05+), Sourceforge
jbrowse-dev JBrowse development discussions. Nabble (2011/08+)
Lead developer
Robert Buels
Original author
Mitch Skinner


See also