This video shows 5 challenging features of genomic data and some visualization tools that tackle each of these challenges to help bioinformaticians make sense of complex biological data.

There are 5 major challenges to plotting genomic data:

  1. Showing sequence reads as intervals
  2. Multiple datasets in one view
  3. Multiple chromosomes and whole-genome context
  4. Big data
  5. Long-range and complex variation

See the video for examples of how various visualization tools have gone beyond the bar chart to solve these problems.

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