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GENSENG is a tool for detecting copy number variation (CNV). The algorithm uses a hidden Markov model and negative binomial regression for the identification of CNVs.


Genetics; genetic variation


  • Operation: Genetic variation analysis
  • Software interface: Command-line user interface
  • Language: C++
  • Operating system: Linux; Mac OS X
  • License: Not stated
  • Cost: Free
  • Version name: 0.4
  • Credit: National Institutes of Health, NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Award, National Science Foundation.
  • Contact: Jin P. Szatkiewicz jin_szatkiewicz _at_
  • Collection: -


Jin P. Szatkiewicz, WeiBo Wang, Patrick F. Sullivan, Wei Wang, Wei Sun "Improving detection of copy-number variation by simultaneous bias correction and read-depth segmentation" Nucleic Acids Research, Volume 41, Issue 3, 1 February 2013, Pages 1519–1532
PMID: 23275535
PMCID: PMC3561969

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