Canvas specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_10999
Name Canvas
Software type Package/Module
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Input data Its primary input is aligned reads.
Input format BAM
Output data Its primary output is a report giving the copy number status of the genome.
Output format VCF
Operating system Unix/Linux, Windows
Programming languages C#
License GNU General Public License version 3.0
Computer skills Advanced
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes




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  • person_outline Eric Roller

Publications for Canvas

Canvas citation


Assessment of the incorporation of CNV surveillance into gene panel next generation sequencing testing for inherited retinal diseases

J Med Genet
PMCID: 5800348
PMID: 29074561
DOI: 10.1136/jmedgenet-2017-104791
call_split See protocol

[…] IRD. Six hundred and five samples were generated using Illumina sequencing chemistry as part of the┬áNational Institute for Health Research (NIHR) BioResource Rare Diseases project, and the Manta and Canvas software algorithms were used to detect CNVs. Seventy-seven┬ásamples were generated using Complete Genomics sequencing chemistry, with CNVs identified using the Complete Genomics V.2.5 variant c […]

Canvas institution(s)
Illumina Inc, San Diego, CA, USA; Illumina Cambridge Ltd, Essex, UK; Ashion Analytics, Phoenix, AZ, USA

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