Precise detection of de novo single nucleotide variants in human genomes

Gomez-Romero, L., Palacios-Flores, K., Reyes, J., Garcia, D., Boege, M., Davila, G., Flores, M., Schatz, M. C., Palacios, R. (May 2018) Precise detection of de novo single nucleotide variants in human genomes. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 115 (21). pp. 5516-5521. ISSN 0027-8424

URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29735690
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1802244115

Abstract

The precise determination of de novo genetic variants has enormous implications across different fields of biology and medicine, particularly personalized medicine. Currently, de novo variations are identified by mapping sample reads from a parent-offspring trio to a reference genome, allowing for a certain degree of differences. While widely used, this approach often introduces false-positive (FP) results due to misaligned reads and mischaracterized sequencing errors. In a previous study, we developed an alternative approach to accurately identify single nucleotide variants (SNVs) using only perfect matches. However, this approach could be applied only to haploid regions of the genome and was computationally intensive. In this study, we present a unique approach, coverage-based single nucleotide variant identification (COBASI), which allows the exploration of the entire genome using second-generation short sequence reads without extensive computing requirements. COBASI identifies SNVs using changes in coverage of exactly matching unique substrings, and is particularly suited for pinpointing de novo SNVs. Unlike other approaches that require population frequencies across hundreds of samples to filter out any methodological biases, COBASI can be applied to detect de novo SNVs within isolated families. We demonstrate this capability through extensive simulation studies and by studying a parent-offspring trio we sequenced using short reads. Experimental validation of all 58 candidate de novo SNVs and a selection of non-de novo SNVs found in the trio confirmed zero FP calls. COBASI is available as open source at https://github.com/Laura-Gomez/COBASI for any researcher to use.

Item Type: Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: coverage map de novo mutations genomic algorithms genomic landscape human genome variation
Subjects: bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > DNA, RNA structure, function, modification > de novo mutation
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > DNA, RNA structure, function, modification > single nucleotide polymorphism
CSHL Authors:
Communities: CSHL labs > Schatz lab
Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date: 22 May 2018
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2018 20:36
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2018 20:36
Related URLs:
URI: http://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/36726

Actions (login required)

Administrator's edit/view item Administrator's edit/view item
CSHL HomeAbout CSHLResearchEducationNews & FeaturesCampus & Public EventsCareersGiving