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The ExAC Browser: Displaying reference data information from over 60,000 exomes

By Konrad Karczewski, Ben Weisburd, Brett Thomas, Douglas M Ruderfer, David Kavanagh, Tymor Hamamsy, Monkol Lek, Kaitlin E. Samocha, Beryl B. Cummings, Daniel Birnbaum, The Exome Aggregation Consortium, Mark J. Daly, Daniel G. MacArthur

Posted 19 Aug 2016
bioRxiv DOI: 10.1101/070581 (published DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkw971)

Worldwide, hundreds of thousands of humans have had their genomes or exomes sequenced, and access to the resulting data sets can provide valuable information for variant interpretation and understanding gene function. Here, we present a lightweight, flexible browser framework to display large population datasets of genetic variation. We demonstrate its use for exome sequence data from 60,706 individuals in the Exome Aggregation Consortium (ExAC). The ExAC browser provides gene- and transcript-centric displays of variation, a critical view for clinical applications. Additionally, we provide a variant display, which includes population frequency and functional annotation data as well as short read support for the called variant. This browser is open-source, freely available, and has already been used extensively by clinical laboratories worldwide.

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