Software

Scientists in the Broad community have developed many critical software tools for the analysis of increasingly large genome-related datasets, and they make these tools openly available to the scientific community. For the conditions governing the use of Broad Institute software, please see the software use agreement associated with the tools you choose to download.

Use our search function, browse the complete software collection or click on one of the software categories listed below:

  • Exome Enrichment Automation

    Automation of the Illumina TruSeq Exome Enrichment protocol on an Agilent Bravo liquid handling platform.

  • FRESCo

    FRESCo is a method for finding regions of overlapping function in viral genomes.
  • Gene Set Enrichment Analysis

    GSEA is a computational method that determines if a given set of genes shows statistically significant differences between two biological states. It is useful for interpreting the results of gene expression studies.

  • GENE-E

    GENE-E is a matrix visualization and analysis platform designed to support visual data exploration. It includes heat map, clustering, filtering, charting, marker selection, and many other tools. In addition to supporting generic matrices, GENE-E also contains tools that are designed specifically for RNAi and gene expression data.

  • GeneCruiser

    GeneCruiser is an annotation tool that allows users to map genes from genomic databases to Affymetrix probes, find information about Affymetrix probes in genomic databases, and find where Affymetrix probes are located in the human genome.

  • GeneHunter

    GeneHunter is a tool for rapid extraction of complete multipoint linkage analysis using both parametric and nonparametric approaches.

  • GenePattern

    GenePattern is a powerful genomic analysis platform that provides access to hundreds of tools for gene expression analysis, proteomics, SNP analysis, flow cytometry, RNA-seq analysis, and common data processing tasks. A web-based interface provides easy access to these tools and allows the creation of multi-step analysis pipelines that enable reproducible in silico research..

  • Genome Analysis Toolkit (GATK)

    The Genome Analysis Toolkit (GATK) is a structured programming framework designed to enable the rapid development of efficient and robust analysis tools for next-generation DNA sequencers. The GATK solves the data management challenge by separating data access patterns from analysis algorithms, using the functional programming philosophy of Map/Reduce. Since the GATK’s traversal engine encapsulates the complexity of efficiently accessing the next-generation sequencing data, researchers and developers are free to focus on their specific analysis algorithms. This not only vastly improves the productivity of developers, who can quickly write new analyses, but also results in tools that are efficient and robust, and can benefit from improvements to a common data management engine.

  • Genome Data Analysis Center (GDAC)

    On behalf of The Cancer Genome Atlas, the Broad Genome Data Analysis Center designs and operates scientific data and analysis pipelines which pump terabyte-scale genomic datasets through scores of quantitative algorithms, in the hope of accelerating the understanding of cancer.

  • Genome STRiP

    Genome STRiP (Genome STRucture In Populations) is a suite of tools for discovering and genotyping structural variation using whole-genome sequencing data. The methods are designed to detect shared variation using data from multiple individuals.