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SCNVSim is a software tool for simulation of somatic copy number variation (CNV) and structural sequence variations, such as aneuploidy, heterogeneity, and purity.


Computational biology; genetic variation


  • Operation: Modelling and simulation
  • Software interface: Command-line user interface
  • Language: Java
  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux
  • License: Not stated
  • Cost: Free
  • Version name: 1.3.1
  • Credit: The Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, the RPCI Bioinformatics Shared Resource, Genomics Shared Resource, and Pathology Research Network are CCSG Shared Resources.
  • Contact: Maochun Qin Maochun.Qin _at_
  • Collection: -


Qin M, Liu B, Conroy JM, Morrison CD, Hu Q, Cheng Y, Murakami M, Odunsi AO, Johnson CS, Wei L, Liu S, Wang J "SCNVSim: somatic copy number variation and structure variation simulator." BMC Bioinformatics. 2015 Feb 28;16:66.
PMID: 25886838
PMCID: PMC4349766

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