Researchers at Cancer Research UK have developed a method to assess HapMap CNV calls, according to an article published this week in PNAS. Looking across the genome, they discuss a class of CNVs that are misclassified and how often it happens. They hope their method can be used at initial stages of CNV classification, to avoid mistakes and give "more robust results."

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