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Bioinformatics (Oxford, England) DOI:10.1093/bioinformatics/btr446

ContEst: estimating cross-contamination of human samples in next-generation sequencing data.

Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsCibulskis, K, McKenna, A, Fennell, T, Banks, E, DePristo, M, Getz, G
JournalBioinformatics (Oxford, England)
Volume27
Issue18
Pages2601-2
Date Published2011/09/15
ISSN1367-4803
Abstract

Here, we present ContEst, a tool for estimating the level of cross-individual contamination in next-generation sequencing data. We demonstrate the accuracy of ContEst across a range of contamination levels, sources and read depths using sequencing data mixed in silico at known concentrations. We applied our tool to published cancer sequencing datasets and report their estimated contamination levels. AVAILABILITY AND IMPLEMENTATION: ContEst is a GATK module, and distributed under a BSD style license at http://www.broadinstitute.org/cancer/cga/contest

URLhttp://bioinformatics.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=21803805
DOI10.1093/bioinformatics/btr446
Pubmed

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21803805?dopt=Abstract