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.MAF File Extension

  • Developer by: National Cancer Institute
  • Category: Data Files
  • Format: Text

What are .MAF files and how to open them?

Can't open .MAF file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .MAF file.

What is a .MAF file extension?

.MAF file extension is created by National Cancer Institute. .MAF has been classified as Data Files. The format of .MAF file is Text.

.MAF is Mutation Annotation Format File

Text file created in the Mutation Annotation Format (MAF), a file format used to capture mutations in cells; saves cell and genome information using tab-delimited text; used in cancer studies for capturing somatic mutations and single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNPs).

The MAF format is maintained by the National Cancer Institute and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) under a project named The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). The format is primarily used by custom research analysis software applications. However, MAF files can be viewed with any text editor.

NOTE: The MAF format has undergone several revisions. Version 2.2 supports 32 different tab-delimited columns.

List of all softwares that can open the Mutation Annotation Format File
Microsoft Notepad
Microsoft WordPad
File Type 2:

Microsoft Access Form

Developer by: Microsoft Category: Database Files

Form used in a Microsoft Access database.

List of all softwares that can open the Microsoft Access Form
Microsoft Access 2016

How to fix problems with .MAF files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .MAF files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .MAF file format
  2. You need to check the .MAF file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)