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Title: Comprehensive comparative analysis of RNA sequencing methods for degraded or low input samples      
dateReleased:
05-15-2013
description:
RNA-Seq is an effective method to study the transcriptome, but can be difficult to apply to scarce or degraded RNA from fixed clinical samples, rare cell populations, or cadavers. Recent studies have proposed several methods for RNA-Seq of low quality and/or low quantity samples, but their relative merits have not been systematically analyzed. Here, we compare five such methods using a comprehensive set of metrics, relevant to applications such as transcriptome annotation, transcript discovery, and gene expression. Using a single human RNA sample, we constructed and deeply sequenced 10 libraries with these methods and two control libraries. We find that the RNase H method performed best for low quality RNA, and can even effectively replace oligo (dT) based methods for standard RNA-Seq. SMART and NuGEN had distinct strengths for low quantity RNA. Our analysis allows biologists to select the most suitable methods and provides a benchmark for future method development. Examination of 9 different RNA-Seq libraries starting from total RNA from 5 distinct methods; also 3 control RNA-Seq libraries
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ID:
E-GEOD-40705
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raw
alternateIdentifiers:
40705
keywords:
functional genomics
dateModified:
05-02-2014
availability:
available
types:
gene expression
name:
Homo sapiens
accessURL: https://www.ebi.ac.uk/arrayexpress/files/E-GEOD-40705/E-GEOD-40705.raw.1.zip
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accessURL: https://www.ebi.ac.uk/arrayexpress/files/E-GEOD-40705/E-GEOD-40705.processed.1.zip
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accessURL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/geo/query/acc.cgi?acc=GSE40705
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HTML
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true
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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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