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Genovar is a tool for detection of copy number variation (CNV). It can compare detected CNVs with variants in the Database of Genomic Variants ( DGV) to find out whether variants are novel or previously detected. Genovar can visualize genomic source data, e.g., aCGH and sequence alignment data.


Genetics; DNA mutation; Data visualisation; DNA; Sequence analysis


  • Operation: Genetic variation analysis
  • Software interface: Graphical user interface
  • Language: Java
  • Operating system: Linux; Mac OS X; Microsoft Windows
  • License: Not stated
  • Cost: Free
  • Version name: 0.951b
  • Credit: Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (4845-301) and intramural grants from the Korea National Institute of Health (2011-N72001-00, 2008-N73002-00).
  • Contact: ksjung76 _at_
  • Collection: -


Jung KS, Moon S, Kim YJ, Kim BJ, Park K "Genovar: a detection and visualization tool for genomic variants." BMC Bioinformatics. 2012 May 8;13 Suppl 7:S12.
PMID: 22594998
PMCID: PMC3348018

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