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dbSNP Data Content Information

Created: ; Last Update: February 18, 2014.

This section contains FAQs that provide information about the data contained in dbSNP, from data origins and quality control, to database statistics and data storage information. There are FAQs that describe the classes of genetic variations included in dbSNP, and the sequence notation used for the data housed in dbSNP, as well as FAQs that answer questions about submitted data content, from strain data included in dbSNP, to population diversity data. There are also FAQs that answer questions about how dbSNP computes data – everything from determining ancestral alleles to calculating a double hit SNP.

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