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Old 03-07-2012, 06:28 PM   #1
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Default Background mutation rate

Greetings and salutations,

I have somewhat simple question which I can not seem to get a consensus on based on literature. Long story short I have a whole bunch of whole exome sequencing data for cancer samples. I want to identify potential genes of interest in these samples, to do so I need a background mutation rate. My question is how does one calculate a simple background mutation rate (for now disregard differences in mutation rates between transversions, transitions, CpG islands etc). Is it simply the number of synonymous mutations / bp sequenced? Or does the number of non-synonymous mutations as well as location of synonymous mutations also come into calculating background mutation rate. Or am I way off?

Thank you in advance


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Old 04-16-2012, 01:24 PM   #2
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I just posted this on biostar

This paper (, especially the supplement ( talks about calculating it.
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