CNValidator: validating somatic copy-number inference.

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Summary of "CNValidator: validating somatic copy-number inference."

CNValidator assesses the quality of somatic copy number calls based on coherency of haplotypes across multiple samples from the same individual. It is applicable to any copy number calling algorithm which makes calls independently for each sample. This test is useful in assessing the accuracy of copy number calls, as well as choosing among alternative copy number algorithms or tuning parameter values.


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Name: Bioinformatics (Oxford, England)
ISSN: 1367-4811


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