Detection of de novo copy number deletions from targeted sequencing of trios

Jack M. Fu, Elizabeth J. Leslie, Alan F. Scott, Jeffrey C. Murray, Mary L. Marazita, Terri H. Beaty, Robert B. Scharpf, Ingo Ruczinski

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Motivation: De novo copy number deletions have been implicated in many diseases, but there is no formal method to date that identifies de novo deletions in parent-offspring trios from capture-based sequencing platforms. Results: We developed Minimum Distance for Targeted Sequencing (MDTS) to fill this void. MDTS has similar sensitivity (recall), but a much lower false positive rate compared to less specific CNV callers, resulting in a much higher positive predictive value (precision). MDTS also exhibited much better scalability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)571-578
Number of pages8
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 15 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computational Mathematics


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