Hello teachers!

I have a quick question about DEG and p-value interpretation in RNA-seq data.

When I use edgeR to get DEGs, two values are reported: log2FC and p-value. As you may know, many researchers consider DEGs satisfying with |log2FC| > 0.58 and p-value < 0.01. Here is my questions:

1. p-value < 0.01 means "significance of difference" and |log2FC| means strength.. (am I right?).

2. When I see my data, there are half of genes showing |log2FC| < 0.58 around p-value 0.01 ! Do I interpret that p-value 0.01 is too large to select DEGs?

Thanks for your attention!

Thanks for your reply. From your advice, I used FDR (adjusted p-value) to see the aspect; however, there are half of genes showing |log2FC| < 0.58 around FDR 0.01 still. Is it reasonable to Adjust FDR threshold until genes with |log2FC| > 0.58 are popular ?