How to calculate differential methylation from nanopore reads?
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O.rka ▴ 380

I have 2 timepoint-specific conditions (t=0 and t=X) and 12 specimens. I used nanopolish to calculate methylation signatures per base, in particular, with this script: https://github.com/jts/nanopolish/blob/master/scripts/calculate_methylation_frequency.py

The output generated looks like the following:

where methylated_frequency ranges from floating point values within the range [0,1] (e.g. 0.0, 0.382, 0.618, 1.0)

Are there anyways I can use this data to calculate differential methylation between my groups?

For example, maybe methylation events in region [x-y] are differentially methylated in t=X compared to t=0 or vice versa.

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Hi O.rka, I'm in a similar situation...what did you end up using?

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I second @WouterDeCoste in using pycoMeth. I made a pipeline figure for the project in this question. I hope it helps out.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1vVZ78sgf60Fqd-6Hb4TrG-0-yxUm6ak_?usp=sharing

There are 4 pdfs, one per step and one with them merged.

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Also, I recommend using f5c over nanopolish (same output format just way faster) but PLEASE don't forget to use --meth-out-version 2 (this is why https://github.com/a-slide/pycoMeth/issues/49#issuecomment-766195520). It will save you a lot of time and frustration in the future. Basically, it's only compatible w/ pycoMeth if you use that format.

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I'd suggest looking at pycoMeth.

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