Researchers from Illumina, the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, and the University of Oxford present a Platinum variant catalog, comprised of 5.4 million phased human variants, that was produced using genome sequence data for 17 individuals from a three-generation pedigree. The team analyzed deep whole-genome sequences for the individuals with a variety of algorithms, producing a phased variant set that includes 4.7 million SNPs and 0.7 million small insertions and deletions.

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