VG specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_16950
Name VG
Alternative name variation graph
Software type Toolkit/Suite
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Operating system Unix/Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Programming languages C++, Python, R, Shell (Bash)
License MIT License
Computer skills Advanced
Version 1.9.0
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes



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Additional information

A modified version of the software is available at

Publications for variation graph

VG institution(s)
Wellcome Sanger Institute, Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK; UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, US; National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD, USA; Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK; Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik, Saarbrücken, Germany; DNAnexus, Mountain View, CA, USA
VG funding source(s)
Supported by the Wellcome Trust (grants 206194 and 207492), an NIH Cambridge Trust studentship, a Wellcome Trust MGM studentship (109083/Z/15/Z), the National Institutes of Health (5U41HG007234), the W.M. Keck Foundation (DT06172015) and the Simons Foundation (SFLIFE# 35190).

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