Question: correct notation of indels/duplication in .vcf file
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6.3 years ago by
User6891300 wrote:

Hi everyone,

I have to create an artificial .vcf file with SNVs, but also with small insertions, deletions and duplications, that will be used by tools like Exomiser, Extasy, ... for variant prioritization

For SNV's, it's quite easy to fill in the chromosome, genomic position, reference and alternative allele. However for indels & duplication, I'm often not sure how to do this correctly.

If there is a deletion for example, what is then the position that you should put? Position that is deleted, or the base before or after? Same problem for an insertion and a duplication. And which reference allele should you take in those cases? Does anyone know if there are rules to do this? 




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ADD COMMENTlink modified 6.3 years ago by Giovanni M Dall'Olio27k • written 6.3 years ago by User6891300
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6.3 years ago by
London, UK
Giovanni M Dall'Olio27k wrote:

Check the VCF format specifications:

In particular, in section 5 contains many examples.

ADD COMMENTlink written 6.3 years ago by Giovanni M Dall'Olio27k
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