Question: Is there a tool to convert soft clipping to hard clipping in bam files?
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2.2 years ago by
Ryan Thompson3.4k
TSRI, La Jolla, CA
Ryan Thompson3.4k wrote:

My lab is developing a pipeline to analyze some paired-end methyl-seq data. One of the steps is to soft-clip overlaps between read pairs to prevent downstream tools from double-counting the overlapped region, using bamutil clipOverlap ( However, one of the downstream tools, methylKit, will not accept soft-clipped reads, so I would like to convert the soft clipping to hard clipping in order to input it into methylKit. Is there a tool for converting soft clipping into hard clipping? Or is the conversion simple enough to implement myself?

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 2.2 years ago • written 2.2 years ago by Ryan Thompson3.4k

FYI, PileOMeth has a --methylKit option that will create methlyKit-compatible output and not require you to do any mucking around with artificially hard/soft clipping bases. Perhaps that already does what you need.

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