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.
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