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A web tool that provides pre-estimated effective sample sizes, specific to each minor allele frequency (MAF) category, for designs with arbitrary coverage (0.5-30X) and sample size (20-20,000), and for four major ethnic groups (Europeans, Africans, Asians and African Americans).


Population genetics


  • Operation: Data retrieval
  • Software interface: Web user interface, command-line interface
  • Language: Java
  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X
  • License: Not stated
  • Cost: Free
  • Version name: -
  • Credit: Kang J, Huang KC, Xu Z, Wang Y, Abecasis GR, Li Y.
  • Contact: yunli at, Jian Kang jiankang at
  • Collection: -


Kang J, Huang KC, Xu Z, Wang Y, Abecasis GR, Li Y "AbCD: arbitrary coverage design for sequencing-based genetic studies." Bioinformatics 2013; 29(6):799-801
PMID: 23357921
PMCID: PMC3597143

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