With the cost of sequencing coming down, looking for structural variation genome-wide is getting easier. Typically, to find structural variants — everything that isn't a SNP, including indels, copy number variants, inversions, and translocations — people have been using array CGH, among other array-based tools. Now, however, high-throughput sequencing analysis is possible and provides a way to predict structural variants more accurately.

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