GC-bias plots for the human genome. Left: the GC composition distribution of the human genome (HG19, GRCh37). Center and right: GC-bias plots for several data sets from human NA12878. Unbiased coverage would be represented by a horizontal line at relative coverage = 1. Center: HiSeq v3 with sample-preparation reagents from Kapa Biosystems (Table 2, data set 14), Ion Torrent PGM (data set 15), and Complete Genomics data (data set 16). Right: HiSeq v3 with sample-preparation reagents from Kapa Biosystems (data set 14, as in center panel) and HiSeq v3 with the standard Fisher et al.  reagents (data set 13). Note that Illumina relative coverage exceeded the y-axis above 93% GC content. Relative coverage is only plotted for GC percentages for which there are at least 1,000 100-base windows in the genome.
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