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Optimizing cancer genome sequencing and analysis.

Overview of attention for article published in Cell Systems, September 2015
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1 news outlet
135 tweeters
1 Facebook page
1 Google+ user
1 Q&A thread


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Optimizing cancer genome sequencing and analysis.
Published in
Cell Systems, September 2015
DOI 10.1016/j.cels.2015.08.015
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Malachi Griffith, Christopher A. Miller, Obi L. Griffith, Kilannin Krysiak, Zachary L. Skidmore, Avinash Ramu, Jason R. Walker, Ha X. Dang, Lee Trani, David E. Larson, Ryan T. Demeter, Michael C. Wendl, Joshua F. McMichael, Rachel E. Austin, Vincent Magrini, Sean D. McGrath, Amy Ly, Shashikant Kulkarni, Matthew G. Cordes, Catrina C. Fronick, Robert S. Fulton, Christopher A. Maher, Li Ding, Jeffery M. Klco, Elaine R. Mardis, Timothy J. Ley, Richard K. Wilson, Griffith, Malachi, Miller, Christopher A, Griffith, Obi L, Krysiak, Kilannin, Skidmore, Zachary L, Ramu, Avinash, Walker, Jason R, Dang, Ha X, Trani, Lee, Larson, David E, Demeter, Ryan T, Wendl, Michael C, McMichael, Joshua F, Austin, Rachel E, Magrini, Vincent, McGrath, Sean D, Ly, Amy, Kulkarni, Shashikant, Cordes, Matthew G, Fronick, Catrina C, Fulton, Robert S, Maher, Christopher A, Ding, Li, Klco, Jeffery M, Mardis, Elaine R, Ley, Timothy J, Wilson, Richard K


Tumors are typically sequenced to depths of 75-100× (exome) or 30-50× (whole genome). We demonstrate that current sequencing paradigms are inadequate for tumors that are impure, aneuploid or clonally heterogeneous. To reassess optimal sequencing strategies, we performed ultra-deep (up to ~312×) whole genome sequencing (WGS) and exome capture (up to ~433×) of a primary acute myeloid leukemia, its subsequent relapse, and a matched normal skin sample. We tested multiple alignment and variant calling algorithms and validated ~200,000 putative SNVs by sequencing them to depths of ~1,000×. Additional targeted sequencing provided over 10,000× coverage and ddPCR assays provided up to ~250,000× sampling of selected sites. We evaluated the effects of different library generation approaches, depth of sequencing, and analysis strategies on the ability to effectively characterize a complex tumor. This dataset, representing the most comprehensively sequenced tumor described to date, will serve as an invaluable community resource (dbGaP accession id phs000159).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 5 2%
United Kingdom 3 1%
Italy 3 1%
Netherlands 2 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Ireland 1 <1%
Korea, Republic of 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Other 5 2%
Unknown 214 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 78 33%
Student > Ph. D. Student 60 25%
Student > Master 25 11%
Student > Bachelor 17 7%
Other 14 6%
Other 43 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 103 43%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 58 24%
Medicine and Dentistry 27 11%
Computer Science 22 9%
Unspecified 14 6%
Other 13 5%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 87. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 May 2018.
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