DISCOVAR is here!

The ALLPATHS-LG team have been busy lately working on a new project:

DISCOVAR is both a genome assembler and a variant caller. It requires only a single Illumina fragment library to run, leading to cheaper genome assemblies and low cost variant calls. Currently it can assemble small genomes, but we are working hard to add support for large genomes too. However, it can be used as a highly accurate variant caller on any size of genome – making it particularly valuable for understanding human Mendelian diseases. Find out more on the DISCOVAR blog.

DISCOVAR does not replace ALLPATHS-LG, and indeed DISCOVAR is presently unable to assemble large genomes.

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