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Question: Did dbSNP not get the memo about hg38 chromosome names?
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I thought everyone was switching over to 'chr1' style chromosome names for hg38. Why do I still see the Ensembl-style chromosome names here?

tabix -l ftp://ftp.ncbi.nih.gov/snp/organisms/human_9606_b146_GRCh38p2/VCF/00-All.vcf.gz
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ADD COMMENTlink 4.2 years ago Jeremy Leipzig 18k • updated 4.2 years ago Dan Gaston 7.1k
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I never heard that there was any kind of consensus, and FWIW I'd have argued that "chr" prefixes are dumb and should go away. ;)

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Chris Miller
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Last I had heard there was a failure with standardizing on the chromosome names as planned. I thought NBCI was going to follow the UCSC convention though, but Ensemble wasn't switching their naming scheme due to worry about breaking existing pipelines, etc.

ADD COMMENTlink 4.2 years ago Dan Gaston 7.1k

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