1) Somatic SNV calling of whole-exome data by tools such as Mutect require a matched-normal. Why is this not a requirement for variant-calling in products like this one? (Avenio, targeted capture kit of 77 genes, hybrid-capture, 92kbases). How is the magic done by such proprietary variant-callers?
2) I have the BAM file from the above kit and I would like to do the variant-calling myself. Can I use Mutect for such a small target capture (92kbase)? What can I use as panel of normals? Or would you recommend another tool for the task?
Any clue would be appreciated!