Question: Failed to liftover from hg38 to hg19
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8 months ago by
BAGeno140 wrote:


I am converting my file from hg38 to hg19. For this purpose I used crossmap and picard LiftoverVcf. But I am getting this error when I run crossmap.

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/home/linux/anaconda3/bin/", line 1760, in <module>
    crossmap_vcf_file(mapping = mapTree, infile= in_file, outfile = out_file, liftoverfile = sys.argv[2], refgenome = genome_file)
  File "/home/linux/anaconda3/bin/", line 384, in crossmap_vcf_file
    for line in ireader.reader(infile):
  File "/home/linux/anaconda3/lib/python3.6/site-packages/cmmodule/", line 27, in reader
    yield l.decode('utf8').strip().replace("\r", "")
UnicodeDecodeError: 'utf-8' codec can't decode byte 0x80 in position 636: invalid start byte

This is my command. vcf UCSC_chain/hg38ToHg19.over.chain.gz Input.vcf.gz hg19.fa Output.liftover.vcf

And picard LiftoverVcf does not liftover any variant. This is my picard command.

java  -Xmx12G -jar picard.jar LiftoverVcf I=Input.vcf.gz O=Ouput.liftover.vcf CHAIN=hg38ToHg19.over.chain.gz REJECT=rejected_variants.vcf R=hg19.fa

What should I do to resolve this error?

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