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File TypeUCSC BED Annotation Track File

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What is a BED file?

Tab-delimited text file that stores genome annotation track data in the UCSC (University of California, Santa Cruz) BED format; used in human and animal bioinformatics research; can be uploaded and processed on the UCSC Genome Browser webpage.

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Programs that open BED files
Updated 8/20/2012

About BED Files

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