Interacting with Nextstrain includes various interactive visualizations, which help with honing in on the genomic data you are after.


If you find yourself wondering about how to interpret the visualizations in Nextstrain, check out the Interpreting Nextstrain section

Here is a general guide to interacting with these visualizations:

If you’d like to download data from a dataset on

We use slideshows, called “narratives”, which include datasets to tell a story in a linear fashion about genomic data. For an introduction to the “narratives”, try scrolling through this one:

When you’re ready to start interacting with live dataset (including those contributed by the community), head over to to begin!

If you would like to build and visualize your own dataset using Nextstrain, check out Using Nextstrain to process and visualize your data