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  • Description

    a platform-independent mutation caller for targeted, exome, and whole-genome resequencing data generated on Illumina, SOLiD, Life/PGM, Roche/454, and similar instruments.

  • Usage

  • Usage Notes

    Note: VarScan is only available to non-profit users of BioGrids. Commercial users can license this tool through the Office of Technology Management at Washington University in St. Louis.

  • Primary Citation*

    D. C. Koboldt, Q. Zhang, D. E. Larson, D. Shen, M. D. McLellan, L. Lin, C. A. Miller, E. R. Mardis, L. Ding, and R. K. Wilson. 2012. VarScan 2: Somatic mutation and copy number alteration discovery in cancer by exome sequencing. Genome Research. 22(3): 568-576.

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  • Developers

    Daniel C Koboldt