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The variant call format and VCFtools.

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SUMMARY: The variant call format (VCF) is a generic format for storing DNA polymorphism data such as SNPs, insertions, deletions and structural variants, together with rich annotations. VCF is usually stored in a compressed manner and can be indexed for fast data retrieval of variants from a range of positions on the reference genome. The format was developed for the 1000 Genomes Project, and has also been adopted by other projects such as UK10K, dbSNP and the NHLBI Exome Project. VCFtools is...

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Danecek, P More by this author
Abecasis, G More by this author
Albers, CA More by this author
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Journal:
Bioinformatics (Oxford, England)
Volume:
27
Issue:
15
Pages:
2156-2158
Publication date:
2011-08-05
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EISSN:
1367-4811
ISSN:
1367-4803
URN:
uuid:065b1c9a-2a19-4ea2-b5e7-5802d0d3496d
Source identifiers:
151217
Local pid:
pubs:151217

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