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MassGenomic's Dan Koboldt discusses his latest Bioinformatics paper. In it, he presents VarScan, which is a program he developed to call SNPs and indels from next-gen sequencing data. The two main challenges to making accurate calls are telling the difference between real variants and false positives in short reads and holding the volume of data.

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