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Thomas Abeel, James Galagan, Yves Van de Peer (Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, MA, USA; Ghent University, Gent, Belgium)Advances in DNA sequencing methods result in billions of nucleotide sequences on a daily basis. The ability to visually explore sequencing data is extremely valuable. Visualization shines at any stage of data analysis, by enabling sanity checks on your data and analysis results. Eye-balling your data is the nice way to get a good idea of what came out of your experiments. This can be leveraged to generate new hypotheses and to fine-tune analysis parameters. The right image often makes the solution obvious or at the very least helps us to reason about these complex data. We present GenomeView, a tool specifically designed to visualize and manipulate a multitude of genomics data. GenomeView enables users to dynamically browse high volumes of aligned short read data, with dynamic navigation and semantic zooming. At the same time, the tool enables visualization of whole genome alignments of dozens of genomes relative to a reference sequence. GenomeView is unique in its capability to interactively handle huge data sets consisting of dozens of aligned genomes, thousands of annotation features and millions of mapped short reads both as viewer and editor.