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SMURF-seq is a collection of R and Python scripts for sequencing short reads for copy number variation (CNV) profiling.


Genetics; Sequencing; Genetic variation


  • Operation: Variant detection; Copy number estimation
  • Software interface: Command-line user interface
  • Language: R;Python
  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux
  • License: GNU General Public License v3
  • Cost: Free
  • Version name: -
  • Credit: Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), the National Intitutes of Health (NIH).
  • Contact: Andrew D. Smith andrewds _at_ | Rishvanth K. Prabakar kaliappa _at_
  • Collection: -


Prabakar RK, Xu L, Hicks J, Smith AD "SMURF-seq: efficient copy number profiling on long-read sequencers." Genome Biol. 2019 Jul 8;20(1):134.
PMID: 31287019
PMCID: PMC6615205

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