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Last active September 22, 2023 01:11
rna-seq workflow (draft)

Analyzing RNA-seq data with the "Tuxedo" tools

Introduction/tl;dr: I wrote this post as a reference for a few new graduate students in my department that are getting started with RNA-seq data analysis. It begins with an informal, big-picture overview of RNA-seq data analysis, and the general flow of the post outlines one standard RNA-seq workflow, but I wanted to give general audiences a "heads-up" that the post goes into quite a bit of nitty gritty detail that's specific to our department's computing setup.

preliminaries: what's RNA-seq?

RNA-seq is a high-throughput technology used to measure gene expression in cell populations. For a super bare-bones picture of what gene expression is, please enjoy this ASCII art I made to illustrate the process: