ParMap, an algorithm for the identification of small genomic insertions and deletions in nextgen sequencing data

BMC Res Notes. 2010 May 27;3:147. doi: 10.1186/1756-0500-3-147.


Background: Next-generation sequencing produces high-throughput data, albeit with greater error and shorter reads than traditional Sanger sequencing methods. This complicates the detection of genomic variations, especially, small insertions and deletions.

Findings: Here we describe ParMap, a statistical algorithm for the identification of complex genetic variants, such as small insertion and deletions, using partially mapped reads in nextgen sequencing data.

Conclusions: We report ParMap's successful application to the mutation analysis of chromosome X exome-captured leukemia DNA samples.