Field description type properties example enum
variantType The variantType declares the nature of the variation in relation to a reference. It could be a single change, a short insertion or deletion, a bigger structural change, etc. In a response, it is used to describe the variation. In a request, it is used to declare the type of event the Beacon client is looking for. It could be used standalone (without alternateBases parameter) in cases in which query variants could not be defined through a sequence of one or more bases. Examples here are e.g. structural variants: * DUP - increased allelic count of material from the genomic region between start and end positions - no assumption about the placement of the additional sequences is being made (i.e. no in situ requirement as tandem duplications) * DEL: deletion of sequence following start * BND: breakend, i.e. termination of the allele at position start or in the start[0]] => start[1] interval, or fusion of the sequence to distant partner. Either alternateBases or variantType is required, with the exception of range queries (single start and end parameters). string NA SNP, DEL, DUP, BND NA