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Title: Differential analyses for RNA-seq: transcript-level estimates improve gene-level inferences      
dateReleased:
12-10-2015
description:
High-throughput sequencing of cDNA (RNA-seq) is used extensively to characterize the transcriptome of cells. Many transcriptomics studies aim at comparing either abundance levels or the transcriptome composition between given conditions, and as a first step, the sequencing reads must be used as the basis for abundance quantification of transcriptomic features of interest, such as genes or transcripts. Several different quantification approaches have been proposed, ranging from simple counting of reads overlapping given genomic regions to more complex estimation of underlying transcript abundances. In this paper, we show that gene-level abundance estimates and statistical inference offer advantages over transcript-level analyses, in terms of both performance and interpretability. We also illustrate that while the presence of differential isoform usage can lead to inflated false discovery rates in differential expression analyses on simple count matrices, and incorporation of transcript-level abundance estimates improves the performance in simulated data, the difference is relatively minor in several real data sets. Finally, we provide an R package (tximport) to help users integrate transcript-level abundance estimates from common quantification pipelines into count-based statistical inference engines.
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ID:
E-MTAB-4119
refinement:
raw
dateSubmitted:
10-01-2015
keywords:
functional genomics
dateModified:
12-14-2015
creators:
Mark Robinson
availability:
available
types:
gene expression
name:
synthetic construct
name:
case control design
accessURL: https://www.ebi.ac.uk/arrayexpress/files/E-MTAB-4119/E-MTAB-4119.raw.1.zip
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ArrayExpress
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gzip compressed
format:
TXT
accessType:
download
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none
authorization:
none
accessURL: https://www.ebi.ac.uk/arrayexpress/files/E-MTAB-4119/E-MTAB-4119.processed.1.zip
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ArrayExpress
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gzip compressed
format:
TXT
accessType:
download
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none
authorization:
none
abbreviation:
EBI
homePage: http://www.ebi.ac.uk/
ID:
SCR:004727
name:
European Bioinformatics Institute
homePage: https://www.ebi.ac.uk/arrayexpress/
ID:
SCR:002964
name:
ArrayExpress

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