Is it an intuitive way using volcano plots genes that predict a continuous phenotype e.g BMI?
I know it perfectly works for differentially expressed genes. I would be happy if someone can give me some directions.
Please elaborate on what you mean. It is not clear.
I have a list of genes which predict a continuous variable BMI. I have no groups which I would like to compare but I would like to show positively and negatively correlated genes with BMI. For these purpose I am thinking to use regression estimate and pvalue.
Do you think I can do that in volcano plot?
Thanks for answering my question
Sure, you can regress each gene independently to BMI, but I am not sure why (or how) you want to do this in a volcano plot? Or, do you mean that you want to colour-shade the genes in the volcano plot based on BMI, in some way?
Perhaps one of the options in EnhancedVolcano can help? - https://github.com/kevinblighe/EnhancedVolcano
Yes I would like to colour shade the genes based on BMI!