Question: Somatic variant caller
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11 days ago by
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CY10 wrote:

We are using Illumina's Somatic Variant Caller ( to call somatic variant from tumor sample. Based on the Somatic Variant Caller description, it used Poisson model to calculate p-value for each variant to be true. My question is: Does somatic mutation follow poisson distribution? How? Any comments are appreciated. Thanks

ADD COMMENTlink modified 10 days ago by markus.riester70 • written 11 days ago by CY10
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markus.riester70 wrote:

The variant caller assumes sequencing errors are Poisson distributed. Looks like you get a call when the alt allele has a less than 1% chance of being a sequencing error given the number of supporting reads and the predefined error rate.

ADD COMMENTlink written 10 days ago by markus.riester70

Very precise explanation. Thanks

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