I found that VariantAnnotator sometimes does not annotate some annotations that are requested.
A ) The Rank Sum Test annotations MQRankSum & BaseQRankSum I was not able to identify the requirements that have to be met, so they are being calculated for a variant.
B ) InbreedingCoeff This one seems to be connected to the number of total called alleles (AN). For me there needed to be at least 10% alleles be called (19/186). The doc for that says  "at least 10 founder samples". Maybe this has to be updated to 10%?
These are the ones I observed. Can someone tell me more about that?
I was plotting the distribution of BaseQRankSum and noticed a large number of variants with a BaseQRankSum outside of Z-score of +/- 2, which suggests that a lot of variants have significant base quality differences between the REF and ALT. I plotted the distribution of ClippingRankSum, MQRankSum, and ReadPosRankSum and the majority of variants had Z-scores inside +/- 2.
Is this typical and what is this suggestive of? I followed the best practices for DNA sequencing using GATK3.
I found this post (http://gatkforums.broadinstitute.org/discussion/2035/z-scores-for-baseqranksum), which is similar to what I'm asking but has a different distribution of Z-scores.
Thank you in advance.
I have run UnifiedGenotyper with the -glm options SNP and BOTH. These two approaches yield identical variants and identical genotype likelihoods (at least the first 100k variants I checked). However, a few of the annotations have different values: BaseQRankSum MQRankSum ReadPosRankSum
-glm SNP on the left and -glm BOTH on the right:
Why is that?
I noticed another user got different variants, but I get the same variants and the same likelihoods: [http://gatkforums.broadinstitute.org/discussion/1782/unifiedgenotyper-different-glm-value-result-in-different-sets-of-variants]
I ran single threaded.
I use MQRankSum and ReadPosRankSum for VariantRecalibrator, so it affects my downstream results, if the annotations are -glm dependent. Hence I am asking my question. I hope you can illuminate me. Thank you.