I have basic question on CNV that when can we call a CNV as novel one? I am working on arab population genetic data. I find a CNV in the region chr7:128470838-128508839 in arabs. In DGV I could see few CNVs in the same region of genome. However, the CNV that I have is different in terms of genomic coordinate/breakpoints (I mean start and end site of this CNV is different than what is there in DGV already). Now given this difference of genome coordinate and population, can we call this as novel CNV?
Thanking you in anticipation.