Researchers from the US and the UK introduce a variant caller for finding single nucleotide changes, multiple nucleotide variants, small insertions and deletions, or complex structural variant from DNA sequences, RNA sequences, or both. The team notes that the approach, known as VarDict, is designed to scale with sequence depth to pick up lower frequency variants in tumor samples or in circulating DNA.

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