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Deseq2 is an R package for analyzing RNA sequencing data

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Beginner with DESeq2 having issue with analysis

Hi there I am brand new to using RStudio and trying to run DESeq2 analysis on my featureCounts output counts table. I ran the following code: ...
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DESeq2. Which is better: using the altHypothesis argument in the results function or manually filtering for your desired P-value and Log2FoldChange?

In DESeq2 you can identify your differentially expressed (DE) genes using the results function. I noticed people in my lab using the results() function with the minimum number of arguments supplied (...
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How does FDRtool work?

I have a question about using FDRtool. In the below code (on RNA seq data whose p values were acquired using Deseq2), the FDRtool was first used and thereafter p.adjust using the benjamini hochberg ...
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Calculating most abundant transcript from RNA-Seq data

vcf2maf uses VEP to annotate variants, and I believe selects the default Ensembl transcript to use for annotation. Sometimes the ...
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DESeq2 multiple treatments, multiple time points, multiple cell lines

Note: this question has also been asked on Bioconductor Support I know there are a lot of questions asking similar things here on this forum and I checked the vingette and did a lot of other research ...
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Un-normalize DESeq2 counts

I obtained a matrix of RNA-seq count data that has been normalized by DESeq2's median of ratio method. I know that DESeq2 wants to take in un-normalized counts, but I do not have access to those data. ...
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Bulk RNA-Seq Read Length Normalization across different samples

I have 20 samples out of which 14 are 100 bp in length and 6 are 150 bp. Is there a way to normalize the read length for cross-sample differential expression comparison? What would be the best way to ...
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Differential expression analysis for a subset of transcripts

I want to check the differential expression of a specific class of transcripts (say, long non-coding RNAs) using DESeq2. Now, I know that the normalization step takes into account the total number of ...
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Adding matrix as a confounder in EnrichmentBrowser

Brain data, particualrly human brain data have very heterogeneus cell types, so it's important to normalise by cell type/add proportoins of different cell types to the formula when performing ...
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the model matrix is not full rank : This is a classic question which a biologist face without clear understanding of the model design

Saw this answer biostar. Tried to make my metadata as such but still the "Error in checkFullRank(modelMatrix) : " This is my coldata ...
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What is a sensible number of gene/observations to explain PCA variance?

I am working with a set of RNASeq dataset. I have about 4000 observations (genes) on 20 samples and plotting a PCA I found the clustering doesn't vary much when I use different number of genes, but ...
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Question of Padj value (very high, infinite) got from dds

After I got dds from my count matrix by DESeq(), I use results() method to get Padj and log2 fold changes for volcano plotting, then I found some gene's Padj values are infinite and the P-value is ...
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Why use “robust” FPKMs?

Both DESeq2 and edgeR have an FPKM/RPKM function that by default uses normalized library sizes ("robust" option in DESeq2). FPKMs have their own issues, but I thought the main benefit was to ...
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Is there an established method for comparing expression of groups of genes (gene sets)?

I have a figure in a paper where I show the log2(fold-change) (obtained with DESeq2) between two groups (based on genotype) for genes within a specific hallmark gene set, and a reviewer is asking ...
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Details of DESeq2 modeling a batch effect

When correcting my data for a batch effect using removeBatchEffect, some of the gene expression values become negative. When searching for differentially expressed genes, I do not use the data above, ...
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Setting Contrast for DESeq2 results

This question was also asked on BioStars I am trying to recreate this heatmap. How would I compare the four variables: Ly49+/- and MOG/MOGSP to get a single heatmap? Thank you for helping me through ...
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the variation between treatments is less than the variation between replicates in RNA-seq data

I have a set of RNA-seq samples from targeting different proteins in a complex with siRNAs. However, the ...
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Within and between sample count normalization

recently I came across a situation where RNASeq sample quality was expresses trough DESeq sizeFactor. So authors reported quality of their samples with respect to some publicly available datasets as ...
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Differential Gene Expression with Replicates for some of the samples

[this question has also been posted on Biostars; some additional clarification from there has been copied into this question] I've been asked to analyse a set of samples in which their control sample ...
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a proper Design Matrix for several drug treatments with both control negative and control positive

I have a dataset of RNA-seq samples for testing different drugs on the presence of another drug. One of my samples is the normal cells with no drugs (control negative) and another is the cells with ...
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RNAseq biological replicates not clustering in PCA plots

I have RNAseq data from 4 samples with 3 biological replicates per sample. I am currently trying to do the differential expression analysis with DESeq2 but the biological replicates will not cluster ...
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How to design DESeq2 LRT model with individuals nested in 2 levels?

We have a complicated experimental design that we would like to perform LRT analysis for. Our main goal is to discover significant genes for the "Injection:Social" interaction term across ...
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DESeqDataSetFromTximport all(lengths > 0) is not TRUE

I am suddenly running into an error when running the DESeqDataSetFromTximport ...
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Is it conflicting: significant difference according to Wald test but not in PERMANOVA and ANOSIM to compare species abundances of metagenomic samples?

If there is no significant difference between two groups of metagenomic samples according to "Multivariate differential abundance tests" for example PERMANOVA and ANOSIM, does it makes sense to use "...
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Ranking metric in GSEA

I am using fgsea in r to calculate and plot a bunch of GSEA graphs. My question is whether it is acceptable to use the Wald statistic from DeSeq2 to rank the gene list? I have seen in the GSEA ...
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How to incorportate RIN values as covariate in the design matrix?

I have been following the last DESeq2 pipeline to perform an RNAseq analysis with a dataset with low rin samples in the experimental (or treated) and high rin on the control ones. I read a paper in ...
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Should biological replicates be the most similar pairs in an RNAseq experiment?

The attached figure (from deseq2) shows the sample to sample distances of a RNAseq experiment with 4 conditions (A,B,C,D) at 2 time points (0h,4h) with 2 biological replicates. I am a little bit ...
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Identify differentially covered genes only between two samples

I have a question about finding differentially covered regions (coverage represents methylation level which goes from 0 to several thousands). I'm using enrichment based method which can be summarized ...
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vst() from DESeq2 vs voom() from limma

I have used both to transform my leukaemia RNA-Seq data for subsequent hierarchical clustering. The result is quite different. Some subtypes of leukaemia only form a cluster (or at least sit closer) ...
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DESeq2 compare within a condition

This might be a really stupid question, but I can't figure out how to do this. I've read through the DESeq2 vignette and manual pages but couldn't find an answer. I have a bunch of samples split up ...
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Is there a computational tool or possibility to identify mRNA isoforms from the count matrix of a bulk RNA sequencing dataset?

I have the counts matrix of an RNA sequencing dataset of fibroblasts and I wish to identify isoforms of a particular gene of interest in it. Can anyone please hint me on a bioinformatics method to ...
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How do I differentiate outliers from in-group variations in a DESeq2 PCA plot of 9 samples distributed into 3 conditions?

I have a PCA plot from DESeq2's plotPCA(vsd, intgroup=c("conditions")) function. I have 9 samples distributed in to 3 groups of 3 biological replicates each. My ...
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How are these definitions related to differential expression?

I have two groups of patients; for each patient I have an output file (RNA-seq) contains this information ...
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STAR quantMode vs RSEM vs Kallisto

I recently discovered this Snakemake pipeline for RNASeq that uses STAR's quantMode to quantify gene expression for DESeq2 differential expression analysis. In the past I've always seen the workflow ...
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Comparing factor levels in deseq2

I have sample information (sampleinfo) in this format: ...
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RNASeq: Normalization, stabilization, gene length and rlog

I was thinking about the best method for normalization, which takes gene length into account (in order to compare genes)... Do you think I can do that? : - taking raw counts and dividing each gene by ...
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How I deal with this kind of gene expression comparision

I have RNA-seq from two sequencing batches; Lab technician says that he has run the RNA expression quantification two times in bathes 1 and 2 for example tumor 1 in batch 1 and tumor 1 in batch 2 , ...
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Interpreting this PCA plot for RNA-seq

I have RNA-seq from two sequencing batches; Lab technician says that he has run the RNA expression quantification two times in bathes 1 and 2 for example ...
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Comparing RNA-Seq and Ribo-Seq

I'm attempting to compare total RNA-seq with Ribo-Seq, to determine if changes in Ribo-Seq are due to changes in transcriptional expression (akin to the analysis performed by Anota2Seq). I am, however,...
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Correlate DEGs from DESeq2, EdgeR and Limma results

I have a lists of DEGs identified by DESeq2, EdgeR and Limma. I would like to correlate the the gene rankings in the lists to decide on a package to use in downstream analysis. I am havig a few ...
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Single sample in group: normal pipeline or Kal's Z test

As stated, which one is better for differential expression analysis? When I say normal pipeline I mean limma-voom, edgeR and DESeq2 pipeline for standard analysis. Kal's z test is mentioned in this ...
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design formula question

I am not sure I am building the proper design formula for the question I want to answer I have the following samples with three factors; clone, the structure and the condition. ...
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Why does DESeq2 convert numeric columns to factor during differential expression analysis?

I'm attempting to perform differential expression analysis using DESeq2 on a dataset of ~90 samples and ~20000 transcripts. I have a number of variables I'd like to test against, some of which are ...
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Is it advisable to remove X and Y chromosome genes in a bulk RNA-seq dataset at the level of the count matrix?

From this link remove X and Y chromosome genes in RNA-seq data using DESeq2 pipeline, I have learned that depending on context, it is perfectly valid to remove X and Y chromosomal genes in an RNA-seq ...
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How to get log2 fold change of RNA-Seq data for time series experiment?

I know if there is one control and one treatment group it is pretty straight forward to interpret log 2 fold change. But, I have time course experiment. I have infected cells with viruses and I ...
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Differential expression analysis when nested effects

I have 3 tumour samples from 3 patients from an experiment, I also downloaded 10 normal samples from TCGA. My design is like this ...
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Finding genes especific to microenvironment

I have RNA-seq .bam files for 3 patients, tumour and its matched derived model, namely organoid, but I don't have any matched normal sample. Differentially expressed genes between a tumour and its ...
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Installing DESeq2 in Ubuntu

I am trying to install DESeq2 in my Ubuntu with R version 3.5.1. According to the package repository in Bioconductor the version should be 3.5. ...
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Removing genes with less than a correlation cut-off between two matrices

I have two matrices like this: ...
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Experimental Design for Differential expreression analysis

I have a Normal esophageal Fibroblasts (NOFs) cultured in DMEM media; The same NOF also have been cultured with a tumor sample from a patient named 005 on DMEM media; I have also Cancer Associated ...