Questions tagged [variant-calling]

The process of discovering variants in individuals starting from sequencing reads. Can be subdivided into germline variant calling and somatic variant calling. Can also be used for the more specific process of finding variants starting with reads aligned to a reference genome (SAM/BAM files).

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Meaning of order of alleles in VCF GT field for unphased genotypes

Order of alleles in genotype field (on VCFs) can be used to infer haplotypes However, what about unphased genotypes? I have a VCF file where I only have unphased genotypes: ...
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Convert VCF file to mpileup.txt

I am working on an iterative analysis that uses orthologous pipelines that require mpileup.txt files as input for a visualization step. This requires me to convert VCF files to mpileup.txt. This ...
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How do I call variants using BCFTools without piping mpileup file?

I need to call variants on a large number of reads using both VarScan2 and BCFTools. Both of these variant calling tools use <...
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Fastest way to count where two bam files are homozygote reference (inverted variant calling)

Maybe I'm having a brain-freeze so excuse me if this is a waste of everyone's time... I am working with an organism with ~700Mb genome. I have bam files of two individuals that are whole genome ...
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How should I deal with segmental duplications when aligning NGS reads to a reference genome?

This is a follow-up of my other question. I have been having trouble calling variants in the human SMN1 and SMN2 genes, because the human genome has a large segmental duplication there and these two ...
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Are variant calling files personally identifiable information?

This question is to be read in the context of data protection. It seems to be common understanding that the whole genome sequence of an individual is personally identifiable, non-anonymizable ...
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Filtering VEP annotation file

I am filtering a VEP annotated vcf, trying to maintain just those variants classified as deleterious by SIFTand as damaging (probably or possibly included) by ...
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Consensus sequence from vcf file

I am generating a consensus sequence for SARS-Cov-2. I am visually inspecting every candidate SNP in a pileup. Sometimes I find that there are two consistent variants for the same position, but I can ...
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Detecting SARS-CoV-2 variants from the mixed virus population

I have a fastq file from Nanopore sequencing data that contains reads from the UK and South Africa variants of SARS-CoV-2. These variants are identified by three key mutations in the receptor-binding ...
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Solutions to reference bias issue

I've recently learned about the reference bias issue - inability to properly map NGS reads in certain genomic regions caused by the fact that our standard genomic references are linear and do not ...
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Supplementary aligments in VAF

This question has also been asked on Biostars I have a doubt, are supplementary alignment usually considered when the variant allele frequency is calculated? Thanks a lot. In my case I have some ...
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Calling for one specific SNP from multiple sequencing runs

Just learning the basics of bioinformatics and bash shell scripting. Is there a correct way to search for a specific allele with one or even multiple sequencing runs? I am searching for prevalence of ...
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Why is there no GT-entry in my .vcf file from bacteria

I mapped raw reads obtained from an E. coli genome (.fastq file) to my reference genome. Next, I exported the .vcf (variant calling file), which looks something like the header example shown below (...
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Can an alternate allele be more common than a reference allele?

I'm trying to analyze data from a genotype-phenotype association study. The genotype data is stored in csv files that record for each variant site and each subject, the alleles that the subject has at ...
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SnpEff not correctly annotating multiple-nucleotide polymorphisms

I have some SARS-CoV-2 sequencing data that I'm trying to annotate with SnpEff, however SnpEff doesn't appear to be recognizing multiple adjacent SNPs within the same codon and correctly calling them ...
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Are there open-sourced graph-based variant callers?

I would like to compare GATK with graph-based variant callers. I have seen the Fast and accurate genomic analyses using genome graphs paper from SevenBridges and the paragraph tool by Illumina, though ...
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genotyping or variant calling in R

Are there any good options for calling variants or even just a pileup from R? R is not ideal for this, but I'd like to integrate with other functions. I found deepSNV::bam2R which roughly does what I ...
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Finding SNP/Indel Markers of Interspecific Variation

This is a revised version of my original question, edited to include the portions already answered by @Maximilian Press. Goal: Find SNP and indel alleles which are fixed between but lack polymorphism ...
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Joint variant calling of two sample sets with different coverages (~5x vs ~25x)

Let's say 50 samples were sequenced at 25x. After a while, the group realizes that the experiment is under-powered and adds 100 samples more, but at a coverage of 5x. I'm talking about WGS. The ...
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How to detect a mutation and predict its consequence?

I read lecture notes about mutations, and wondered what kind of algorithms are there to detect mutations? How do we know if the gene is mutated or whether it is a sequencing error? I saw this thread ...
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How can I get or create a reference genome for Bacteria?

I am a computer engineer and nowadays trying to grasp some concepts of Bioinformatics particularly, reference genomes and genomic variants. My aim is to find the effect of sequence features on variant ...
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How does DeepVariant construct RGB images from DNA sequences?

DeepVariant is a pipeline to call genetic variants from DNA sequencing data. A major step, before feeding the CNN, is to translate these DNA sequences into images. It's unclear why and how Google ...
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Calling variants with DeepVariant on targeted NGS sequencing (custom library)

I am seeking advice regarding DeepVariant analysis. To avoid false positives I'm using several variant callers and then the resulting common set will be considered as TP variants. One of the callers ...
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Selecting sites from VCF which have an alt AD > 10

I have high-depth variant calling created using the HaplotypeCaller with --output_mode EMIT_ALL_SITES I'm interested in finding all sites (regardless of genotype ...
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Remove variants that do not map to human genome

[This question was also asked on Biostars] I received an hg38 VCF file that's had variants imputed with 1000 genomes. I've encountered some issues with the VCF; REF alleles that do not align to a ...
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Download or create VCF from Human Genome Diversity Project (HGDP)

I can't seem to find HGDP data in VCF format. Does anyone know where I can download it from? Perhaps there a Snakemake pipeline for calling VCFs from this data?
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Pindel has an extremely large output

I am wondering if I am doing something wrong here. I ran Pindel (alongside two other structural variant [SV] callers) on four WGS samples. The two other callers ...
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How do I generate a variant list (i.e. VCF file) using Illumina reads from a human genome?

This is a problem I have to solve frequently, and I'd be interested in knowing what other methods people use to solve the same problem. About twice a year, I get asked to determine variants from ...
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How can I extract all known mutations of my BAM (or SNP/INDL files)?

I am using a Genome Explorer tool to see all the mutations on my own DNA. My particular interest is on listing the variants and get their names/ids. Here are a few screenshots: You can see that ...
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Non-exome variants called from whole-exome sequencing data

I'm working on rather standard whole-exome sequencing data and treat it the same as whole-genome sequencing data (aligning it to the full GRCh38 reference assembly and calling variants with no exome-...
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How to subset samples from a VCF file?

I have VCF files (SNPs & indels) for WGS on 100 samples, but I want to only use a specific subset of 10 of the samples. Is there a relatively easy way to pull out only the 10 samples, while still ...
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Tools to do VCF to MAF and MAF to VCF conversion?

Normally, I would use the vcf2maf scripts to convert a VCF to a MAF (or vice versa). This is great software, but on my system, perl scripts with dependencies are easy to break. (Here it uses VEP.) ...
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Best practice to perform a functional analysis on a set of VCFs from a cohort of patients

I am confused about how to perform a functional analysis after a variant calling on a cohort of patients. I have anotated all vcfs and filter them in order to get only those deleterious variants. I ...
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How snippy makes MSA-like aligned fasta output from multiple samples?

From the log file it seems snippy doesn't do assembly. It only does mapping: fastq --> SAM --> BAM --> VCF --> consensus_seq/snps But if multiple ...
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Help with the definitions of fields in a VCF output by Strelka

In Strelka vcf in INFO column we have these ...
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How can I count the number of reads that support a variant in a bam file?

I am calling variants from a human sample using bwa mem to align the reads and gatk to call the variants. I'm trying to understand why a specific variant was not called in my sample. I have checked ...
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No MQ tags in VCF files

To call minority variants in my Mtb sequences I'm using a pipeline of ...
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Books on bioinformatics algorithms

I'm looking for a book about bioinformatics algorithms, such as alignment, BLAST search, and variant calling. I'm hoping reading about this subject will give me a deeper understanding of the ...
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Questions regarding the detection of variants (SNPs and Indels) in mammal

Greetings, I’m a newbie in bioinformatics working currently on my first project regarding detection of variants (SNPs and Indels) in mammal assembly genome. I used the following method to detect ...
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How can I find the position of every mutation where the Allele Frequency is greater than X, in regards to a reference such as Hg19?

I have a Human genome sequenced in a BAM file (along with other files with the indels, snps, cnvs). I want to find every mutation with regards to the reference Human genome. However the majority of "...
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What samples can be used for a Mutect2 Panel of Normals

I'm working on calling somatic variants from solid tissue tumors. I have one normal and one tumor sample for each patient. I plan to use Mutect2 to call somatic variants after preprocessing the data ...
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Variant calling for a subset of genes using whole gneome sequencing data

I have few 100 raw fastq files from whole-genome sequencing data and I would like to map these files to a set of genes only (and not whole genome) so as to find SNP's associated with them. Can anyone ...
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Detection of CNV(InDel) of intermediate size

My impression is that small InDel (a couple of bp) is identified through cigar string in BAM and typical CNV (at least thousands of bp) is detected through read depth. What about InDel or CNV with ...
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Old versions of the reference genome and dbSNP

For benchmark purposes I’m trying to find an old version of the human reference genome (pre-GRCh37) and a matching version of dbSNP. Unfortunately it appears as though older versions of dbSNP aren’t ...
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Interpreting MultiQC plot of GATK BaseRecalibration data?

I'm using GATK4 to build a somatic variant calling pipeline. The pipeline uses MultiQC to aggregate quality control data, and one of the QC measures reported is base quality score recalibration from ...
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Is there a point in recalibration of scores for variant calling?

The most variant calling pipeline GATK include a Base Quality Score Recalibration (BQSR) which requires a list of known variants. Recently, some work has been done for reference-free recalibration of ...
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NA12878 equivalent for somatic variant calling [duplicate]

I'm building a somatic variant calling pipeline with snakemake. The pipeline is hosted on Github, and I'd like to use Travis CI for continuous integration testing. ...
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Identifying Indels from Chromatograms

I have around 100 chromatograms (.ab1 files) from Sanger sequencing a genome at loci believed to have an indel. I'm new to interpreting this kind of data in ...
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Effect size in power analysis when dealing with Poisson based variant caller

I was trying to estimate the minimum sequencing depth required to confidently detect somatic variant using Poisson distribution based variant caller (such as somatic variant caller or Pisces from ...
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swap genotypes for specific fields of a vcf file

Is there a tool already established to "swap" the ref/alt information in the GT, AD and PL ...