Auspice: An Open-source Interactive Tool for Visualising Phylogenomic Data
Auspice being used to show the spread of influenza H7N9 virus across Asia.
Auspice is software to display beautiful, interactive visualisations of phylogenomic data.
Communicating scientific results while also allowing interrogation of the underlying data is an integral part of the scientific process. Current scientific publishing practices hinder both the rapid dissemination of epidemiologically relevant results and the ability to easily interact with the data used to draw inferences. These shortcomings motivated the Nextstrain project, for which Auspice was initially devloped.
Auspice can be run on your computer or integrated into websites. It allows easy customisation of aesthetics and functionality, and powers the visualisations on nextstrain.org.
For a more formal introduction to auspice & the wider nextstrain project, please see Hadfield et al., Nextstrain: real-time tracking of pathogen evolution, Bioinformatics (2018).
Exploring Enterovirus d68 by changing between three different colorings: clades, age-ranges & mutations at a certain genome position.
License and Copyright
Copyright © 2014-2019 Trevor Bedford and Richard Neher.
Source code to Nextstrain is made available under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License (AGPL). Nextstrain is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Affero General Public License for more details.