Dec 24, 2015

High-accuracy HLA type inference from whole-genome sequencing data

BioRxiv : the Preprint Server for Biology
Alexander DiltheyGil McVean


Extensive hyperpolymorphism and sequence similarity between the HLA genes make HLA type inference from whole-genome sequencing data a challenging problem. We address these by representing sequences from over 10,000 known alleles in a reference graph structure, enabling accurate read mapping. HLA*PRG, our algorithm, outperforms existing methods by a wide margin and for the first time consistently achieves the accuracy of gold-standard reference methods with one error across 158 alleles tested.

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HLA Antigens
Human Leukocyte Antigen Complex
HLA Typing
Mapping, Vessel
Graph Layout
SRGN gene
PRB3 gene
Genome Sequencing

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