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Full genomic sequences for Homo sapiens (UCSC genome hg38)

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Full genomic sequences for Homo sapiens as provided by UCSC (genome hg38, based on assembly GRCh38.p14 since 2023/01/31). The sequences are stored in DNAString objects.

Author: The Bioconductor Dev Team

Maintainer: Bioconductor Package Maintainer <maintainer at>

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biocViews AnnotationData, BSgenome, Genetics, Homo_sapiens
Version 1.4.5
License Artistic-2.0
Depends R (>= 4.2.0), GenomeInfoDb(>= 1.34.9), BSgenome(>= 1.66.2)
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Depends On Me BSgenome.Hsapiens.UCSC.hg38.masked
Imports Me branchpointer, cfDNAPro, epiregulon, katdetectr, musicatk, ORFhunteR, primirTSS, OHCA, revert
Suggests Me BSgenome, bsseq, BUSpaRse, ChIPpeakAnno, circRNAprofiler, CNEr, crisprBowtie, crisprBwa, crisprDesign, crisprShiny, crisprViz, DegCre, eisaR, enhancerHomologSearch, EpiTxDb, GenomicRanges, GenomicScores, GenVisR, GRaNIE, GUIDEseq, HiCDCPlus, methodical, MethReg, MIRit, Motif2Site, multicrispr, nullranges, periodicDNA, pqsfinder, RAIDS, REMP, scanMiRApp, SCOPE, signeR, supersigs, TAPseq, transmogR, Ularcirc, XNAString, BSgenome.Hsapiens.UCSC.hg38.dbSNP151.major, BSgenome.Hsapiens.UCSC.hg38.dbSNP151.minor, SNPlocs.Hsapiens.dbSNP144.GRCh38, SNPlocs.Hsapiens.dbSNP149.GRCh38, SNPlocs.Hsapiens.dbSNP150.GRCh38, SNPlocs.Hsapiens.dbSNP155.GRCh38, XtraSNPlocs.Hsapiens.dbSNP144.GRCh38, ICAMS, simMP
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