Question: Varscan unable to compare somatic with germline samples
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7 days ago by
a.januszewski10 wrote:


I am trying to compare tumour with normal to call variants in varscan. I dont seem able to do this and understand it may be related to the version on usegalaxy. Is this the case? (and if it is will it be updated?)

If not what approach should I use to filter germline variants in somatic variant calling?



ADD COMMENTlink modified 6 days ago by Jennifer Hillman Jackson24k • written 7 days ago by a.januszewski10
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Jennifer Hillman Jackson24k wrote:


Yes, the version of Varscan at Galaxy Main is the older version. There is a newer version in the ToolShed, but it does not include the somatic function either. I am not sure if there are plans to update the tool or not, but have asked one of the tool authors at Gitter, please follow along and join in if you'd like to:

Thanks! Jen, Galaxy team

ADD COMMENTlink written 6 days ago by Jennifer Hillman Jackson24k

Update: I found the updated tools at Galaxy Europe Try working there instead for this functionality. The function was not added to the original baseline Varscan tool but is captured in other variants of the tool. Find these by searching in the tool panel with the keyword "varscan".


ADD REPLYlink modified 6 days ago • written 6 days ago by Jennifer Hillman Jackson24k

Thanks a lot - that is very helpful.



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