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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637275/16gt-a-fast-and-sensitive-variant-caller-using-a-16-genotype-probabilistic-model
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Ruibang Luo, Michael C Schatz, Steven L Salzberg
16GT is a variant caller for Illumina whole-genome and whole-exome sequencing data. It uses a new 16-genotype probabilistic model to unify SNP and indel calling in a single variant calling algorithm. In benchmark comparisons with five other widely used variant callers on a modern 36-core server, 16GT demonstrated improved sensitivity in calling SNPs, and it provided comparable sensitivity and accuracy for calling indels as compared to the GATK HaplotypeCaller. 16GT is available at https://github.com/aquaskyline/16GT...
June 15, 2017: GigaScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573656/objective-neuromuscular-monitoring-of-neuromuscular-blockade-in-denmark-an-online-based-survey-of-current-practice
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C M Söderström, K Z Eskildsen, M R Gätke, A K Staehr-Rye
BACKGROUND: Neuromuscular blocking agents are commonly used during general anaesthesia but can lead to postoperative residual neuromuscular blockade and associated morbidity. With appropriate objective neuromuscular monitoring (objNMM) residual blockade can be avoided. In this survey, we investigated the use of objNMM in Denmark. METHODS: We conducted an anonymous Internet-based survey distributed through e-mails to Danish public anaesthesia departments. The survey consisted of 15-17 short questions regarding the use of objNMM...
July 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560825/phredem-a-phred-score-informed-genotype-calling-approach-for-next-generation-sequencing-studies
#3
Peizhou Liao, Glen A Satten, Yi-Juan Hu
A fundamental challenge in analyzing next-generation sequencing (NGS) data is to determine an individual's genotype accurately, as the accuracy of the inferred genotype is essential to downstream analyses. Correctly estimating the base-calling error rate is critical to accurate genotype calls. Phred scores that accompany each call can be used to decide which calls are reliable. Some genotype callers, such as GATK and SAMtools, directly calculate the base-calling error rates from phred scores or recalibrated base quality scores...
July 2017: Genetic Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552090/deep-neuromuscular-blockade-and-low-insufflation-pressure-during-laparoscopic-hysterectomy
#4
Matias Vested Madsen, Olav Istre, Henrik Halvor Springborg, Anne Kathrine Staehr-Rye, Jacob Rosenberg, Jørgen Lund, Mona Ring Gätke
INTRODUCTION: Establishment of sufficient muscle relaxation is essential in laparoscopic surgery. During laparoscopy, surgeons can experience abdominal contractions in their patients. Deep neuromuscular block (NMB) has the potential to prevent such episodes. In this study, we explored if deep NMB reduces the incidence of sudden abdominal contractions as compared with standard NMB. METHODS: This was a pre-planned secondary analysis of a randomized, controlled study...
May 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532386/extremely-low-coverage-whole-genome-sequencing-in-south-asians-captures-population-genomics-information
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Navin Rustagi, Anbo Zhou, W Scott Watkins, Erika Gedvilaite, Shuoguo Wang, Naveen Ramesh, Donna Muzny, Richard A Gibbs, Lynn B Jorde, Fuli Yu, Jinchuan Xing
BACKGROUND: The cost of Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) has decreased tremendously in recent years due to advances in next-generation sequencing technologies. Nevertheless, the cost of carrying out large-scale cohort studies using WGS is still daunting. Past simulation studies with coverage at ~2x have shown promise for using low coverage WGS in studies focused on variant discovery, association study replications, and population genomics characterization. However, the performance of low coverage WGS in populations with a complex history and no reference panel remains to be determined...
May 22, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522612/genomevip-a-cloud-platform-for-genomic-variant-discovery-and-interpretation
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R Jay Mashl, Adam D Scott, Kuan-Lin Huang, Matthew A Wyczalkowski, Christopher J Yoon, Beifang Niu, Erin DeNardo, Venkata D Yellapantula, Robert E Handsaker, Ken Chen, Daniel C Koboldt, Kai Ye, David Fenyö, Benjamin J Raphael, Michael C Wendl, Li Ding
Identifying genomic variants is a fundamental first step toward the understanding of the role of inherited and acquired variation in disease. The accelerating growth in the corpus of sequencing data that underpins such analysis is making the data-download bottleneck more evident, placing substantial burdens on the research community to keep pace. As a result, the search for alternative approaches to the traditional "download and analyze" paradigm on local computing resources has led to a rapidly growing demand for cloud-computing solutions for genomics analysis...
May 18, 2017: Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512242/a-systematic-analysis-of-oncogenic-gene-fusions-in-primary-colon-cancer
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Wigard P Kloosterman, Robert R J Coebergh van den Braak, Mark Pieterse, Markus J van Roosmalen, Anieta M Sieuwerts, Christina Stangl, Ronne Brunekreef, Zarina S Lalmahomed, Salo Ooft, Anne van Galen, Marcel Smid, Armel Lefebvre, Fried Zwartkruis, John W M Martens, John A Foekens, Katharina Biermann, Marco J Koudijs, Jan N M Ijzermans, Emile E Voest
Genomic rearrangements that give rise to oncogenic gene fusions can offer actionable targets for cancer therapy. Here we present a systematic analysis of oncogenic gene fusions among a clinically well-characterized, prospectively collected set of 278 primary colon cancers spanning diverse tumor stages and clinical outcomes. Gene fusions and somatic genetic variations were identified in fresh frozen clinical specimens by Illumina RNA-sequencing, the STAR fusion gene detection pipeline, and GATK RNA-seq variant calling...
May 16, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422394/homozygous-variant-in-c21orf2-in-a-case-of-jeune-syndrome-with-severe-thoracic-involvement-extending-the-phenotypic-spectrum
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Aideen M McInerney-Leo, Lawrie Wheeler, Mhairi S Marshall, Lisa K Anderson, Andreas Zankl, Matthew A Brown, Paul J Leo, Carol Wicking, Emma L Duncan
We previously reported exome sequencing in a short-rib thoracic dystrophy (SRTD) cohort, in whom recessive mutations were identified in SRTD-associated genes in 10 of 11 cases. A heterozygous stop mutation in the known SRTD gene WDR60 was identified in the remaining case; no novel candidate gene/s were suggested by homozygous/compound heterozygous analysis. This case was thus considered unsolved. Re-analysis following an analysis pipeline update identified a homozygous mutation in C21orf2 (c.218G > C; p...
June 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363643/genetic-features-of-aflatoxin-associated-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Weilong Zhang, Huan He, Mengya Zang, Qifeng Wu, Hong Zhao, Ling-Ling Lu, Peiqing Ma, Hongwei Zheng, Nengjin Wang, Ying Zhang, Siyuan He, Xiaoyan Chen, Zhiyuan Wu, Xiaoyue Wang, Jianqiang Cai, Zhihua Liu, Zongtang Sun, Yi-Xin Zeng, Chunfeng Qu, Yuchen Jiao
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Dietary exposure to aflatoxin is an important risk factor for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, little is known about the genomic features and mutations of aflatoxin-associated HCCs compared with HCCs not associated with aflatoxin exposure. We investigated the genetic features of aflatoxin-associated HCC that can be used to differentiate them from HCCs not associated with this carcinogen. METHODS: We obtained HCC tumor tissues and matched non-tumor liver tissues from 49 patients, collected from 1990 through 2016, at the Qidong Liver Cancer Hospital Institute in China-a high-risk region for aflatoxin exposure (38...
July 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361668/gatk-hard-filtering-tunable-parameters-to-improve-variant-calling-for-next-generation-sequencing-targeted-gene-panel-data
#10
Simona De Summa, Giovanni Malerba, Rosamaria Pinto, Antonio Mori, Vladan Mijatovic, Stefania Tommasi
BACKGROUND: NGS technology represents a powerful alternative to the standard Sanger sequencing in the context of clinical setting. The proprietary software that are generally used for variant calling often depend on preset parameters that may not fit in a satisfactory manner for different genes. GATK, which is widely used in the academic world, is rich in parameters for variant calling. However the self-adjusting parameter calibration of GATK requires data from a large number of exomes...
March 23, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358893/halvade-rna-parallel-variant-calling-from-transcriptomic-data-using-mapreduce
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Dries Decap, Joke Reumers, Charlotte Herzeel, Pascal Costanza, Jan Fostier
Given the current cost-effectiveness of next-generation sequencing, the amount of DNA-seq and RNA-seq data generated is ever increasing. One of the primary objectives of NGS experiments is calling genetic variants. While highly accurate, most variant calling pipelines are not optimized to run efficiently on large data sets. However, as variant calling in genomic data has become common practice, several methods have been proposed to reduce runtime for DNA-seq analysis through the use of parallel computing. Determining the effectively expressed variants from transcriptomics (RNA-seq) data has only recently become possible, and as such does not yet benefit from efficiently parallelized workflows...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357044/characterization-of-brca1-2-mutations-in-patients-with-family-history-of-breast-cancer-in-armenia
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Sofi Atshemyan, Andranik Chavushyan, Nerses Berberian, Arthur Sahakyan, Roksana Zakharyan, Arsen Arakelyan
Background. Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in women worldwide. The germline mutations of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are the most significant and well characterized genetic risk factors for hereditary breast cancer. Intensive research in the last decades has demonstrated that the incidence of mutations varies widely among different populations. In this study we attempted to perform a pilot study for identification and characterization of mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes among Armenian patients with family history of breast cancer and their healthy relatives...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334241/rmats-dvr-rmats-discovery-of-differential-variants-in-rna
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Jinkai Wang, Yang Pan, Shihao Shen, Lan Lin, Yi Xing
Motivation: RNA sequences of a gene can have single nucleotide variants (SNVs) due to single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the genome, or RNA editing events within the RNA. By comparing RNA-seq data of a given cell type before and after a specific perturbation, we can detect and quantify SNVs in the RNA and discover SNVs with altered frequencies between distinct cellular states. Such differential variants in RNA (DVRs) may reflect allele-specific changes in gene expression or RNA processing, as well as changes in RNA editing in response to cellular perturbations or stimuli...
March 11, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290094/evaluating-the-calling-performance-of-a-rare-disease-ngs-panel-for-single-nucleotide-and-copy-number-variants
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P Cacheiro, A Ordóñez-Ugalde, B Quintáns, S Piñeiro-Hermida, J Amigo, M García-Murias, S I Pascual-Pascual, F Grandas, J Arpa, A Carracedo, M J Sobrido
INTRODUCTION: Variant detection protocols for clinical next-generation sequencing (NGS) need application-specific optimization. Our aim was to analyze the performance of single nucleotide variant (SNV) and copy number (CNV) detection programs on an NGS panel for a rare disease. METHODS: Thirty genes were sequenced in 83 patients with hereditary spastic paraplegia. The variant calls obtained with LifeScope, GATK UnifiedGenotyper and GATK HaplotypeCaller were compared with Sanger sequencing...
June 2017: Molecular Diagnosis & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249565/statistical-method-to-compare-massive-parallel-sequencing-pipelines
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M H Elsensohn, N Leblay, S Dimassi, A Campan-Fournier, A Labalme, F Roucher-Boulez, D Sanlaville, G Lesca, C Bardel, P Roy
BACKGROUND: Today, sequencing is frequently carried out by Massive Parallel Sequencing (MPS) that cuts drastically sequencing time and expenses. Nevertheless, Sanger sequencing remains the main validation method to confirm the presence of variants. The analysis of MPS data involves the development of several bioinformatic tools, academic or commercial. We present here a statistical method to compare MPS pipelines and test it in a comparison between an academic (BWA-GATK) and a commercial pipeline (TMAP-NextGENe®), with and without reference to a gold standard (here, Sanger sequencing), on a panel of 41 genes in 43 epileptic patients...
March 1, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239666/making-the-most-of-rna-seq-pre-processing-sequencing-data-with-opossum-for-reliable-snp-variant-detection
#16
Laura Oikkonen, Stefano Lise
Identifying variants from RNA-seq (transcriptome sequencing) data is a cost-effective and versatile alternative to whole-genome sequencing. However, current variant callers do not generally behave well with RNA-seq data due to reads encompassing intronic regions. We have developed a software programme called Opossum to address this problem. Opossum pre-processes RNA-seq reads prior to variant calling, and although it has been designed to work specifically with Platypus, it can be used equally well with other variant callers such as GATK HaplotypeCaller...
January 17, 2017: Wellcome Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223510/pemapper-and-pecaller-provide-a-simplified-approach-to-whole-genome-sequencing
#17
H Richard Johnston, Pankaj Chopra, Thomas S Wingo, Viren Patel, Michael P Epstein, Jennifer G Mulle, Stephen T Warren, Michael E Zwick, David J Cutler
The analysis of human whole-genome sequencing data presents significant computational challenges. The sheer size of datasets places an enormous burden on computational, disk array, and network resources. Here, we present an integrated computational package, PEMapper/PECaller, that was designed specifically to minimize the burden on networks and disk arrays, create output files that are minimal in size, and run in a highly computationally efficient way, with the single goal of enabling whole-genome sequencing at scale...
March 7, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185561/optimized-pipeline-of-mutect-and-gatk-tools-to-improve-the-detection-of-somatic-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-in-whole-exome-sequencing-data
#18
Ítalo Faria do Valle, Enrico Giampieri, Giorgia Simonetti, Antonella Padella, Marco Manfrini, Anna Ferrari, Cristina Papayannidis, Isabella Zironi, Marianna Garonzi, Simona Bernardi, Massimo Delledonne, Giovanni Martinelli, Daniel Remondini, Gastone Castellani
BACKGROUND: Detecting somatic mutations in whole exome sequencing data of cancer samples has become a popular approach for profiling cancer development, progression and chemotherapy resistance. Several studies have proposed software packages, filters and parametrizations. However, many research groups reported low concordance among different methods. We aimed to develop a pipeline which detects a wide range of single nucleotide mutations with high validation rates. We combined two standard tools - Genome Analysis Toolkit (GATK) and MuTect - to create the GATK-LODN method...
November 8, 2016: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068558/targeted-next-generation-sequencing-of-the-entire-vitamin-d-receptor-gene-reveals-polymorphisms-correlated-with-vitamin-d-deficiency-among-older-filipino-women-with-and-without-fragility-fracture
#19
Mark Pretzel Zumaraga, Paul Julius Medina, Juan Miguel Recto, Lauro Abrahan, Edelyn Azurin, Celeste C Tanchoco, Cecilia A Jimeno, Cynthia Palmes-Saloma
This study aimed to discover genetic variants in the entire 101 kB vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene for vitamin D deficiency in a group of postmenopausal Filipino women using targeted next generation sequencing (TNGS) approach in a case-control study design. A total of 50 women with and without osteoporotic fracture seen at the Philippine Orthopedic Center were included. Blood samples were collected for determination of serum vitamin D, calcium, phosphorus, glucose, blood urea nitrogen, creatinine, aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase and as primary source for targeted VDR gene sequencing using the Ion Torrent Personal Genome Machine...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056804/indelseek-detection-of-complex-insertions-and-deletions-from-next-generation-sequencing-data
#20
Chun Hang Au, Anskar Y H Leung, Ava Kwong, Tsun Leung Chan, Edmond S K Ma
BACKGROUND: Complex insertions and deletions (indels) from next-generation sequencing (NGS) data were prone to escape detection by currently available variant callers as shown by large-scale human genomics studies. Somatic and germline complex indels in key disease driver genes could be missed in NGS-based genomics studies. RESULTS: INDELseek is an open-source complex indel caller designed for NGS data of random fragments and PCR amplicons. The key differentiating factor of INDELseek is that each NGS read alignment was examined as a whole instead of "pileup" of each reference position across multiple alignments...
January 5, 2017: BMC Genomics
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