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Old 03-12-2013, 07:51 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by chongm View Post
Thanks for the reply. So biologically there is no reason for there to be more deletions than insertions and so this ratio should approach 1. This is probably a naiive question but why are insertions more difficult to map then deletions?
No its a good question. If you have a read of fixed length and it spans an insertion then you have less sequence that can be used to map the read to the reference.
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