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mapDamage2 is a computational framework written in Python3 and R, which tracks and quantifies DNA damage patterns among ancient DNA sequencing reads generated by Next-Generation Sequencing platforms.

Environment Modules

Run module spider mapdamage to find out what environment modules are available for this application.

System Variables

  • HPC_MAPDAMAGE_DIR - installation directory
  • HPC_MAPDAMAGE_BIN - executable directory


If you publish research that uses mapdamage you have to cite it as follows:

Jónsson H, Ginolhac A, Schubert M, Johnson P, Orlando L. mapDamage2.0: fast approximate Bayesian estimates of ancient DNA damage parameters. Bioinformatics 23rd April 2013. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btt193