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What is a panel file

What is a panel file?

All our variant call releases since 20100804 have come with a panel file. This file lists all the individuals who are part of the release and the population they come from.

This is a tab delimited file which must have sample and population in its first two columns; some files may then have subsequent columns which describe additional information like which super population a sample comes from or what sequencing platforms have been used to generate sequence data for that sample.

The panel files have names like integrated_call_samples.20101123.ALL.panel or integrated_call_samples_v2.20130502.ALL.panel

These panel files can be used by our browser tools, the Data Slicer, Variant Pattern Finder and vcf to ped converter to establish population groups for filtering