The genome of Ötzi the Iceman was sequenced using the Life SOLiD™ platform and analyzed using vendor and third-party tools. Nimbus Informatics performed additional annotation and visualization work for this project and has made the resulting data available here, running entirely on the Amazon Cloud. From the links below you can:
  • Interactively browse the Iceman genome data, plus annotations
  • Get information on the various tracks provided
Browse the Genome

This interactively displays the Iceman genome variants, along with annotations such as gene information and other human genome sequences. Click on a link below access the browser. You can then drag tracks from the menu on the left to display in the main panel or remove tracks by dragging them back. To jump to locations of interest, enter the genome position or gene name (e.g. "BRCA1") in the "Go" box. Use the zoom buttons or double-click to zoom in and see variant calls or genomic sequence.

Track Descriptions

The Iceman genome's SNVs and indels have been made available accompanied by tracks imported from the UCSC genome database. These include gene tracks (RefSeq and UCSC genes), genes with disease annotations (OMIM), SNPs (dbSNP), and variants from other genome projects (Venter and Watson). For a more detailed description of each track please see the detailed track descriptions.

Latest News

Feb 28, 2012

Our publication is now live on the Nature Communications site. Please see http://bit.ly/zghAk6 for access to the article.

Feb 6, 2012

Today we made the website public in preparation for our publication.

July 16, 2011

A custom Gene Symbol track has been added to the default view to help with knowing what you are looking at.

July 14, 2011

Tracks now have better link out. Selected tracks can now take you to additional relevant information.

May 10, 2011

The genome browser has finished loading. You can use this JBrowse instance to explore the variants for the Iceman genome.

May 8, 2011

The genome browser and query engine for the Iceman genome are currently being loaded. You can browse the genome as it loads, more chromosomes will become available over the next couple days as well as an interface to query the variants. Watch this space for updates.