I have seen that dbSNP makes human SNP data available in VCF 4.0 format but not for other organisms. I would like to have bovine SNP data in VCF format for use with VCFTools.
Does anyone have any experience of converting dbSNP XML or ASN1 into VCF? Is there a resource available to do this? Or perhaps there is a tool to convert dbSNP into an intermediate format which would them be converted to VCF. I couldn't find anything along these lines but I wouldn't want to reinvent the wheel.
Or perhaps I am missing an alternative approach such as another variant file format which there exists the equivalent of VCFTools
Does anyone know if dbSNP have any plans to release data for other species in VCF format?
Thanks a lot
asked 21 May '12, 16:19
I found something in this blog. Perhaps it is useful for you statsandgenomes.wordpress.com/2011/11/06/a-python-script-to-make-a-dbsnp-vcf-file/
answered 21 May '12, 16:27