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Rediscover: an R package to identify mutually exclusive mutations

Autores: Ferrer-Bonsoms, J. A.; Jareño, L.; Rubio Díaz-Cordoves, Ángel (Autor de correspondencia)
Título de la revista: BIOINFORMATICS
ISSN: 1367-4803
Volumen: 38
Número: 3
Páginas: 844 - 845
Fecha de publicación: 2022
Motivation: Discover is an algorithm developed to identify mutually exclusive genomic events. Its main contribution is a statistical analysis based on the Poisson-Binomial (PB) distribution to take into account the mutation rate of genes and samples. Discover is very effective for identifying mutually exclusive mutations at the expense of speed in large datasets: the PB is computationally costly to estimate, and checking all the potential mutually exclusive alterations requires millions of tests. Results: We have implemented a new version of the package called Rediscover that implements exact and approximate computations of the PB. Rediscover exact implementation is slightly faster than Discover for large and medium-sized datasets. The approximation is 100-1000 times faster for them making it possible to get results in less than a minute with a standard desktop. The memory footprint is also smaller in Rediscover. The new package is available at CRAN and provides some functions to integrate its usage with other R packages such as maftools and TCGAbiolinks. Availability and implementation: Rediscover is available at CRAN ( Rediscover/index.html).