What is relative copy number/copy number ratio?

Users have asked us: What is relative copy number/copy number ratio?

Since we do not have matched normals, the output is a “copy ratio” or relative copy number. It is relative to the rest of the genome for that cell line. E.g. if the cell line is tetraploid we would not be able to see it from the relative copy number. These values are reported as log2(relative CN + 1) in the portal.