Posts by Ryan Collins


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Rare coding CNVs from exome sequenced individuals in gnomAD v4

As a part of gnomAD V4, we are excited to include our first gnomAD release of rare (<1% overall site frequency) autosomal coding copy number variants (CNVs) from exome-sequencing (ES) in 464,297 individuals. These data are available to explore in the user-friendly gnomAD browser (, while the complete annotated rare CNV callset can be downloaded directly from the downloads page.

Structural variants in gnomAD

Originally published on the MacArthur Lab blog.

The first gnomAD structural variant (SV) callset is now available via the gnomAD website and integrated directly into the gnomAD Browser.

This initial gnomAD SV callset includes nearly a half-million distinct SVs across seven SV mutational classes and 13 subclasses of complex SVs detected in 14,891 genomes spanning four major global populations. In the publicly released callset and gnomAD browser, you can find site, frequency, and annotation data for ~445k SVs from 10,738 unrelated genomes with appropriate consent to allow the release of this information.
In this post we summarize how we created this new call set, and some important practical considerations when using it. You can get more details, including callset generation and analyses, in the full gnomad-SV preprint available on bioRxiv.