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An R package to perform genomic liftover

Bioconductor version: Release (3.19)

The easylift package provides a convenient tool for genomic liftover operations between different genome assemblies. It seamlessly works with Bioconductor's GRanges objects and chain files from the UCSC Genome Browser, allowing for straightforward handling of genomic ranges across various genome versions. One noteworthy feature of easylift is its integration with the BiocFileCache package. This integration automates the management and caching of chain files necessary for liftover operations. Users no longer need to manually specify chain file paths in their function calls, reducing the complexity of the liftover process.

Author: Abdullah Al Nahid [aut, cre] , Hervé Pagès [aut, rev], Michael Love [aut, rev]

Maintainer: Abdullah Al Nahid <abdnahid56 at>

Citation (from within R, enter citation("easylift")):


To install this package, start R (version "4.4") and enter:

if (!require("BiocManager", quietly = TRUE))


For older versions of R, please refer to the appropriate Bioconductor release.


To view documentation for the version of this package installed in your system, start R and enter:

Perform Genomic Liftover HTML R Script
Reference Manual PDF


biocViews Coverage, DataImport, GenomeAssembly, Sequencing, Software, WorkflowStep
Version 1.2.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.18 (R-4.3) (0.5 years)
License MIT + file LICENSE
Depends GenomicRanges, BiocFileCache
Imports rtracklayer, GenomeInfoDb, R.utils, tools, methods
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