Question: Too short deletion in SV from 1000 Genomes
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21 months ago by
one0 wrote:

Hi everybody, I downloaded the variants from 1000 Genomes project phase 3 (e.g

When I check structural variants with type = 'DEL' (VT=SV, SVTYPE=DEL), I see mostly reference with one base and alternative as <cn0>. I expect SV would have a much larger size, otherwise, they would be considered as INDELs. (most INDELs in the data are a few bases)

I am new to SVs. Could anyone give some insights ?


ADD COMMENTlink modified 21 months ago by Pierre Lindenbaum124k • written 21 months ago by one0
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21 months ago by
France/Nantes/Institut du Thorax - INSERM UMR1087
Pierre Lindenbaum124k wrote:

there are some END/ CIEND/SVLEN... fields in the INFO column .

##INFO=<ID=CIEND,Number=2,Type=Integer,Description="Confidence interval around END for imprecise variants">
##INFO=<ID=END,Number=1,Type=Integer,Description="End coordinate of this variant">
##INFO=<ID=SVLEN,Number=.,Type=Integer,Description="SV length. It is only calculated for structural variation MEIs. For other types of SVs; one may calculate the SV length by INFO:END-START+1, or by finding the difference between lengthes of REF and ALT alleles">
14  19076395    T   <CN0>   AC=1;AF=0.000199681;AN=5008;CIEND=-17,17;CIPOS=-17,17;CS=DEL_union;END=19079192;NS=2504;SVTYPE=DEL;DP=32427;EAS_AF=0;AMR_AF=0;AFR_AF=0.0008;EUR_AF=0;SAS_AF=0;VT=SV
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