Somatic variant analysis of linked-reads sequencing data with Lancet

Summary: We present a new version of the popular somatic variant caller, Lancet, that supports the analysis of linked-reads sequencing data. By seamlessly integrating barcodes and haplotype read assignments within the colored De Bruijn graph local-assembly framework, Lancet computes a barcode-aware coverage and identifies variants that disagree with the local haplotype structure.

Availability and implementation: Lancet is implemented in C++ and available for academic and non-commercial research purposes as an open-source package at

PMID: 33241313 DOI: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btaa888