Investigating a genomic region

You can search with a location (see 'How to search Ensembl' for more information) using the search box on the Ensembl homepage to access the location tab directly. Alternatively, a gene search will also display a link to the location, shown as coordinates (Figure 22).

Figure 22.  From the results shown for the 'BRCA2' search, you can click on the location link to go directly to base pairs 32,315,474 to 32,400,266 on chromosome 13.

You can also click through the the location tab when in another tab in the browser.

The location tab allows exploration of a genomic region. We will investigate:

  • The region in detail view, allowing visualisation of hundreds of data tracks along the genome
  • Genes in a region
  • How to access a view of a whole chromosome