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  • VCF


    VCF may refer to: Vaginal contraceptive film, a type of spermicide birth control Valencia CF, a Spanish football club in La Liga Variant Call Format, a standard for storing gene sequence variations vCard, a file format standard for electronic business cards (.vcf) Vertebral compression fracture, a collapse of a vertebra September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Victory Christian Fellowship, an organization of churches in the Philippines Vietnam Children's Fund Vintage Computer Festival, an annual event in Mountain View, California, and other locations Virtual Case File, a defunct software system developed by the US FBI Visual Component Framework, an open source C++ application framework Voltage-controlled filter, a signal processing device in an analog synthesizer

  • Variant Call Format


    The Variant Call Format (VCF) specifies the format of a text file used in bioinformatics for storing gene sequence variations. The format has been developed with the advent of large-scale genotyping and DNA sequencing projects, such as the 1000 Genomes Project. Existing formats for genetic data such as General feature format (GFF) stored all of the genetic data, much of which is redundant because it will be shared across the genomes. By using the variant call format only the variations need to be stored along with a reference genome. The standard is currently in version 4.3, although the 1000 Genomes Project has developed its own specification for structural variations such as duplications, which are not easily accommodated into the existing schema. A set of tools is also available for editing and manipulating the files.

  • VCard


    vCard, also known as VCF (Virtual Contact File), is a file format standard for electronic business cards. vCards are often attached to e-mail messages, but can be exchanged in other ways, such as Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS), on the World Wide Web, instant messaging or through QR code. They can contain name and address information, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, URLs, logos, photographs, and audio clips. vCard is used as data interchange format in personal digital assistants (PDAs), personal information managers (PIMs) and customer relationship management (CRMs). To accomplish these data interchange applications, other "vCard variants" have been used and proposed as "variant standards", each for its specific niche: XML representation, JSON representation, or web pages.

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