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I have the following design matrix:

mm_noreps.interactions <- model.matrix(~condition*TRAPed)

Both variables are factors condition has 4 levels and TRAPed has 2 levels.

pheatmap(mm_noreps.interactions)

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I want to use the following contrasts:

  1. TRAP positive (just consider this a drug treatment) vs TRAP negative in all conditions, c(-1,0,0,0,0,1,0,0)
  2. FearRecallpositive vs all other condition's positive cells c(0,0,-1/3,0,-1/3,-1/3,0,1), and
  3. FearRecallpostive vs all other conditions c(-1/7,-1/7,-1/7,-1/7,-1/7,-1/7,-1/7,1).

The main question I have is are there differentially expressed genes specific to the FearRecall:TRAPedpostive interaction. Does contrast 3 address this? The other two are more sanity checks than actual contrasts of interest.

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