by MariaNattestad

MariaNattestad / Ribbon

A genome browser that shows long reads and complex variants better

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Please cite our preprint on the BioRxiv: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2016/10/20/082123

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Ribbon is an interactive web visualization tool for viewing genomic alignments of short/long reads or assembled contigs to any reference genome.

Ribbon is available online at genomeribbon.com and can even read large bam files straight from your computer without a local install.

Local deployment

If you need to deploy Ribbon locally, here are the steps:

  1. Clone this repository:

    git clone https://github.com/marianattestad/ribbon
  2. Open

    in your browser

That is the entire installation process for Ribbon. Don't you love web applications?


To develop new features in Ribbon:

  1. Install npm if you don't already have it.

  2. Clone this repository and build it:

   git clone https://github.com/marianattestad/ribbon
   cd ribbon
   npm install
   npm run build

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