By Uduak Grace Thomas

A preliminary comparison of variant-detection algorithms in Illumina's GenomeStudio Software and the Broad Institute's Genome Analysis Toolkit indicates that tools are comparable when it comes to calling SNPs in short-read sequencing data, though GATK outperforms the Illumina software in terms of calling insertions and deletions.

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