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LocusZoom is a suite of tools to provide fast visualization of GWAS results for research and publication.

Original LocusZoom (R/Python) is ideal for batch generation of static plots.
LocusZoom.js (JavaScript) aims to make LocusZoom plots interactive and scriptable.

Plot Your Data

Single Plot
Your Data - Original LocusZoom

Batch Plot with Hitspec
Your Data - Original LocusZoom

Plot Published GWAS

Single Plot
Published GWAS - Original LocusZoom

Interactive Plot
Published GWAS - LocusZoom.js (New)


Announcing LocusZoom.js ~ September, 2016

Recently the UM/CSG team began work on LocusZoom.js, a way of making LocusZoom embeddable and interactive.

Starting from scratch we developed a LocusZoom semi-clone entirely in Javascript with forward thinking into how it could be more extensible. Below is a flat image showing what a plot generated in LocusZoom.js can look like today:

Sample of LocusZoom.js visualizing Type 2 Diabetes data with interactivity

Being built for the web, interaction with the new LocusZoom.js is fundamentally different from how you would interact with Original LocusZoom (built in Python and R for command-line operation). To see for yourself begin by interactively plotting published GWAS results. Add arbitrarily many studies and navigate around the genome with your mouse. LocusZoom.js has not yet been hooked up to a form to upload your data here on this website, but it is open source and heavily documented so you can build your own applications with it. See the documentation and get the source code to get started!

The original LocusZoom (Python/R) for generating single/batch plots of your data or single plots of published GWAS datais still available here and will continue to be.

Please tell us what you think! Post your questions and feedback on the LocusZoom Message Board.

--Christopher Clark

First Publication ~ September, 2010

We are pleased to announce that our paper on LocusZoom has been published!


Reference: Pruim RJ*, Welch RP*, Sanna S, Teslovich TM, Chines PS, Gliedt TP, Boehnke M, Abecasis GR, Willer CJ. (2010) LocusZoom: Regional visualization of genome-wide association scan results. Bioinformatics 2010 September 15; 26(18): 2336.2337.

--Terry Gliedt


New LocusZoom.js

Source Code

Original LocusZoom

Stand-Alone Software


LocusZoom: regional visualization of genome-wide association scan results

Pruim RJ, Welch RP, et al., Bioinformatics (2010)

Usage Stats

Plots Generated by Original LocusZoom

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