By Monica Heger

Researchers at BGI have devised a method to map structural variants using short-read next-gen sequencing data that relies on de novo assembly of the genome.

Publishing their results this week in Nature Biotechnology, the team said that unlike other methods for calling structural variants in short-read data, the BGI approach "can resolve complex rearrangements."

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