Some time ago, we received a request in response to our sharing rate plots for relatives with ≥ 7 cM segments to also plot rates for ≥ 5 cM segments. Instead of just calculating the rates for one more threshold, it seemed good to include several different lengths. Thus we now have a IBD sharing rates tool that allows a user to select from seven different length thresholds that range from ≥ 0 cM to ≥ 20 cM.
In other news, we have been working on extending HAPI to reconstruct the X chromosome, and the results so far are quite good! Stay tuned for updates—we will email the mailing list when this is online. (See the subscription box below.)